Masaru Emoto, who believed water reacted to positive speech, has died

Masaru Emoto, 71, died of an illness. His odd and unscientific ideas were accepted by some fringe researchers but never scientifically established as valid.

Masaru Emoto Passes Away.

Dr. Masaru Emoto a renown scientist that had been visually documenting molecular changes in water by means of his photographic techniques, and in doing so, had expanded our concept of Consciousness has passed away this morning in Japan.

Masaru Emoto, born July 22, 1943, claimed that human consciousness could affect the molecular structure of water. Emoto’s ideas included that water could take on the “resonance” of “energy” directed at it, and that polluted water could be restored through prayer and positive visualization. His experiments included exposing water to positive speech or thoughts that he thought would result in “beautiful” crystals when frozen but negative intention will yield “ugly” frozen crystal formations. His ideas were never scientifically established.

He turned down James Randi’s Million Dollar Challenge in 2003 and appeared in the pseudoscience documentary “What the Bleep Do We Know”

Here is Emoto’s rice experiment. Lots of problems here. Also, rice is not living and does not understand “intention”. So comparing rice + water to children is nonsense.

The Water Woo of Masaru Emoto.
Masaru Emoto’s Wonderful World of Water – redOrbit.

  3 comments for “Masaru Emoto, who believed water reacted to positive speech, has died

  1. Perry Bulwer
    October 18, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Another woo master who is into “intention” is the Canadian quack known as Dreamhealer who claims to be able to heal from a distance based on quantum mechanics. Back in 2004 I went to one of his events, forking over $100 bucks to see what the hype was about. It was extremely bizarre, but there were a lot of desperate, hopeful people there lapping it up. He showed the strange bird photo, which is mentioned in the following article exposing his nonsense, and other photos that he claimed to show some kind of weird energy manifestation, but just looked like digital artifacts to me.

    This story is also interesting for the measures Adam took to try and get a skeptical blog taken down.

    “Adam Dreamhealer – Are his Intentions Valid?”

    By Dr. Terry Polevoy, MD

  2. Timur
    October 24, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    His idea were supported by at least 3 Nobel laureates: Luc Montagnier, Brian Josephson and Kary Mullis

  3. October 24, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Two of which I am familiar with and have kooky, pseudoscientific ideas about homeopathy and paranormal energy. Just because you are a pioneer in one area of science does not mean you are correct in everything about everything else. Genius often entertain wacky ideas.

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