What do you think of this?

  1. read this little bit


    the scientists involved in this project seem to think that thoughts can have an effect on the quantum level, leading to different formations of ice.

    i find it strange that the happy ideas we think of (love and gratitude, mozart) makes a beatiful ~snowflake, while hate leads to that ugly brown thing...just as we would want it to. maybe the formation is actually random, but that is what we were looking for?

    furthermore, a layman such as myself might suggest that the shape formed by "heavy metal music" is a result of the water shaking.

    i dont really believe this stuff because this is the only source i could find.

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  3. Physics Monkey

    Physics Monkey 1,363
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    Nonsense. The give away is the phrase "self-published book" which you can read as "not peer reviewed." What we have here, I think, is another example of a so called scientist preying on the confusion that exists amongst non-scientists. Guys like this give the real scientists a bad name.

    I guess he could be right :rolleyes: , and the moon might be made of cheese (the moon landing was faked after all, so who knows what the moon is made of).
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2005
  4. that website is a few years old but Dr. Emoto is well renowned for his findings in Japan. They have been verified and are real facts.. its really interesting thing to think about. I've been following it since "what the bleep do we know" came out on DVD.
  5. Pengwuino

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    Oh man this thread is going to get eaten up...

    What the bleep do these people know is more like it.
  6. thats more rediculous than my Hydrogen atom "theory" which is pretty rediculous!
  7. Hans de Vries

    Hans de Vries 1,135
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    Scientifically it is complete rubbish, but that's not the criteria.

    The only thing what matters is that it sells. The naive question
    is if there is scientific merit. The real question is if it makes a living.

    Dr. Masaru Emoto's European and North American tour:


    It seems Dr. Masaru Emoto has a great time traveling around the world in
    the limelight with his hoax. Just doing his act as any traveling artist like
    circus artists, magicians, traveling theaters, miracle doctors.

    Regard, Hans
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2005
  8. Gokul43201

    Gokul43201 11,044
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    Why is it that I can't find a single peer-reviewed article authored by a "masaru emoto" (or one that cites any work by him) ?


    Just found out why - this Dr. Emoto doesn't have a PhD - he's not a physicist. He has a certificate from an open university as a "doctor" of alternative medicine.
  9. The word "quantum" has become synonymous with "magic". It can now be used to conjure with.
  10. Pengwuino

    Pengwuino 6,942
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    I always knew witches were physicists.... :tongue2:
  11. hey Ive heard that Emoto refuses to do a double blind test, this really makes his work hard to take seriously. Im not a scientist as such and was wondering if there are reasons why people won't do double blinds? Ive got to talk about him soon and defend his work, help!
  12. Gokul43201

    Gokul43201 11,044
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    So, why do you have to defend his work?
  13. Ivan Seeking

    Ivan Seeking 12,122
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