Are there hidden messages in water?

I was chatting with a friend this week and she was telling me about the work of Japanese ‘scientist’ Dr Masaru Emoto and his book “The Hidden Messages In Water”.
In brief – and quoting from the Wikipedia page on Emoto – he claims 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”.
This seems nonsense to me and I am struck by the fact that Emoto’s work has not been replicated in double-blind experiments. You can check out an informed and detailed critique by the chemist Stephen Lower here.


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