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Atomic Vibration

  1. Aug 7, 2007 #1
    Hello all,

    I'm having a little trouble researching this as I'm not sure what the exact field of study is called, googling Atomic Vibration doesn't come up with much. Basically I am looking to disprove a theory (with hard science) that thoughts can affect the crystalisation of water. The argument that is being used is that 'everything' vibrates so they don't see why the two can't interact. I know the theory is absolutely crap, and I know there must be some physics that disprove it, but I can't for the life of me figure out what it is! Any help would be appreciated.
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  3. Aug 7, 2007 #2
    The onus is not on you to disprove their theory. The onus is on them to prove that the effect is real. They can't do this.

    You don't have to have a PhD in physics to know that thinking good thoughts won't influence water crystallization.

    There's no known mechanism that could explain such an effect. This doesn't by itself disprove the claim- but unless they can replicate the effects under controlled conditions then there's not much point spending time on it.
  4. Jun 16, 2010 #3
    we can view a persons thoughts on a display panel.... sort of... and scientists have invented a neural interface computer chip. why couldn't we simply use this tech to suck the energy from water with brain frequency? are they trying to simply stare the water into freezing?
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  5. Jun 16, 2010 #4


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    Sure, why not? Use Quantum Zeno to stop the water molecules by looking at them, thereby freezing water solid with your stare. Then microwave it back to liquid with your brain waves.
  6. Jun 16, 2010 #5


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    I will remind you of the https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=5374" that you had agreed to. Pay particular attention to our policy on speculative theory.

    If you think you have references to back this up, please post them. And when I said "references", I don't mean papers or textbooks referring to established concepts. Rather, I mean references whereby these concepts are actually used to explain the phenomenon being described.

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  7. Jun 16, 2010 #6


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    I think K^2 is joking. :tongue2:
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  9. Jun 29, 2010 #8
    I think your job is getting to your ZapperZ, that was a joke, and a damned good one.

    Microwave with your brain waves, heh.
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  10. Jun 29, 2010 #9
    This is a great premise for a supervillain.
  11. Jul 1, 2010 #10
    Nyaaa Nyaa - You can't prove nothing isn't true so there! :tongue:
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