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