Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hidden Message of Water - Pseudo Science!

I remembered being wowed by Masaru Emoto's works many years ago. It was because it gives credibility and a more "scientific" explanation to why water blessed with prayers and chanting can have mirlaculous effects, such as 大悲水, etc. Many spritual masters I knew personally also give out blessed water as part of their cure for help seekers' problems. But all these could be simply a result of the placebo effect.

A Taiwanese show, something like US's Mythbuster, called 流言追追追, put Emoto's work to a strict test in a university lab to see if the crystals' effect can be replicated. Unfortunately, after going through 260 samples over 30 over hours of lab tests, the results prove to be random and no direct link to the messages exposed to the water. It is all pseudo science!

There is also another research done by another guy and he too reached the same conclusion:
"After the lengthy review of Emoto’s research methods and results, I have come to believe that Dr. Emoto is offering pseudoscience to the masses in the guise of defensible research"

Do give it a read:
Are Dr. Masaru Emoto’s Fantastic Claims Actually Real?

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