Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Masaru Emoto

Is a Japanese author and entrepreneur known for his claim that if human speech or thoughts are directed at water droplets before they are frozen
Images of the resulting water crystals will be "beautiful" or "ugly" depending upon whether the words or thoughts were positive or negative.
Emoto claims this can be achieved through prayer, music or by attaching written words to a container of water.
Since 1999 Emoto has published several volumes of a work titled Messages from Water, which contains photographs of water crystals next to essays and "words of intent."
Emoto's water crystal experiments consist of exposing water in glasses to different words, pictures, or music, and then freezing and examining the aesthetics of the resulting crystals with microscopic photography.
Emoto claims that there are "many differences in the crystalline structure of the water" depending on the type of water source, which were taken from all over the world.
For example, a water sample from a "pristine mountain" stream would purportedly show a "geometric" design that is "beautifully" shaped when frozen.
On the other hand, "polluted water" sources will supposedly show a "definite distortion" and will be "randomly formed".
Commentators have criticized Emoto for insufficient experimental controls and for not sharing enough details of his approach with the scientific community.
In addition, Emoto has been criticized for designing his experiments in ways that leave them open to human error influencing his findings.
In the day-to-day work of his group, the creativity of the photographers rather than the rigor of the experiment is an explicit policy of Emoto.
Emoto freely acknowledges that he is not a scientist,and that photographers are instructed to select the most pleasing photographs.
Emoto's approach naturally drives some scientists wild, and several have challenged him to

double blind and triple blind tests
Many of these results were not particularly helpful as the role of the experimenters and their own

attitudes certainly influenced proceedings and results
This also infuriates classical scientists who are only slowly coming to accept the idea that
the experimenter influences his results
Such scientists also like to rubbish homeopathy, acupuncture and anything else beyond reductionist logic
In the case of water it carries the imprint of its environment, and since every water source is different as is each glass, or drop of water, each is subject to a unique combination of influences.
To stretch this further the water environment covers the planet consequently each drop of water contains the imprint of the whole
Emoto is showing through his work that our every thought and action affects every drop of water on the planet
Not only affects but imprints our thoughts and actions on that water
Difficult for many to believe, but then for a long long time everybody 'knew' that the Earth was flat and that it was also the centre of the Universe
Look how long it took to change that
Pope John Paul II only got around to apologising to Galileo on 31 October 1992, when he expressed regret for how the Galileo affair was handled
He issued a declaration acknowledging the errors committed by the Catholic Church tribunal that judged the scientific positions of Galileo Galilei,
Emoto has given us beautiful pictures of frozen water and hopefully opened the door to new thinking on water and what it can teach us
For those who can accept that our science does not yet allow us to understand how
For those who need proof, sorry it just is
To date we are not smart enough to know the how
But because we do not understand something does not mean that it cannot exist
Look again at his photos
Water carries information
His photos show this
How nice that we do not know how
A secret for now