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  1. #1 Water crystals as a reflection of energy? 
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    Really? Do you guys know anything about this? Also, they said that if you play pleasant music to water, it crystallizes beautifully with a symmetric shape. If you play heavy metal death music, the crystal is non-symmetric and ugly looking...seriously?

    link to "water secrets revealed" interview with the professor that did the study:
    http://www.life-enthusiast.com/twili...arch_emoto.htm


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    Really?
    What do you think?
    Do you think that the water understood prayers in English?

    Can you think of any motivation why someone would want to make this up?


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    The water crystals are simply random. The structures chosen as "beautiful" or "ugly" were done purely subjectively, and with no consistent definition or application. It literally was some guy going, "Yep... that one's pretty and this one is not... and it's because of the music I played."

    It is crap.


    http://www.beliefnet.com/News/Scienc...r-Fantasy.aspx

    Water itself is a pretty simple molecule, H2O. In liquid form, many simple molecules rattle around bumping into each other all the time. When frozen, H2O forms a regular crystal lattice of molecules locked together, for which we use the term “ice.” But there is absolutely no "vibration" or emotion from humans associated with the formation of crystals.

    If, following the book’s directions, you take a very shallow layer of distilled water in a petri dish and freeze it quickly to well below 0 C, you will get irregular crystal formations, the geometry of which is subject almost entirely to the mathematics of chaos. There is no serious long-range order, just the short-range order of one crystal influencing the growth of the one next to it.

    Emoto also ignores the inconvenient fact that some of the water in his experiment (such as lake water) was combined with other substances. If there are chemicals in water (either dissolved or suspended solids), a different, irregular pattern of freezing can occur. Impurities may lead to additional nucleation centers where crystal formation can begin more easily. So there will be more small crystals, starting at many different sites, and therefore less order among the adjacent crystals.

    In addition, water can freeze into an amorphous state, where the beautiful order and symmetry of a single snowflake is lost in the jumble. This would undercut the essential claim that how the water freezes is determined by thoughts and words.

    This author freely admits that he picked and chose particular crystals that fit his own definition of "beautiful" and even admits that isn't scientific. He then goes off into a digression about how science really isn't that sure of anything in the first place, erroneously invoking Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.

    The crystals are simply random. That's all there is to it. Are they affected by "the personality and thought of the photographer"? Only in one very important way: Due to personality and thought, the photographer selects certain crystals and ignores others, from an initial collection that is totally random. As Emoto says, "the whim of the person doing the selecting certainly comes into play” and "I admit that the selection process is not strictly in accordance with the scientific method, but.."


    More here: http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/20...oooooommmm.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by TGlad
    Really?
    What do you think?
    Do you think that the water understood prayers in English?

    Can you think of any motivation why someone would want to make this up?
    No I don't think that water understood the prayers. May be something to do with positive emotional focused vibes generating electron fields, but I guess this isn't true.
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