Here’s another great question from TA, this one on water awareness.
“Water awareness” is the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto and is based on the preposterous notion that water is “conscious” and can respond to such things as music, prayers, emotions and even words.
In his book, The Hidden Messages in Water, Dr. Emoto provides alleged photographs of water molecules responding to these different stimuli (the only problem is that serious scientists say the pictures are ice crystals, not water molecules).
At any rate, Dr. Emoto claims to have discovered that human consciousness has an impact on water and can alter its molecular structure. Thus, we now have physical evidence to prove that the power of our thoughts can change the world around us.
To prove his point, taped words onto jars full of water and observed how the water changed. Positive words such as “love” and “thank you” produced beautiful and delicate crystalline patterns while words such as “You Make Me Sick. I Will Kill You” produced all kinds of distorted and frightening patterns. Names such as “Mother Teresa,” produced lovely effects while the name “Hitler” caused distortion.
When he was asked what he thought these crystals were, he claimed they were “spirits.”
The James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) reports that Dr. Masaru Emoto has his certification from the Open International University of Complimentary Medicine (an on-line school founded by an acupuncturist and homeopath).
If Dr. Emoto wants to subject his theories to rigorous scientific testing (he has not done so to date), the JREF is offering its $1 million prize which can be claimed by anyone who can prove, under proper observing conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event.
Thus far, I have found no indication that Dr. Emoto has accepted this challenge.