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Masaru Emoto™ (22 July 1943-17 October 2014) was a Japanese author and peddler of pseudoscience, most famously the idea that thoughts and words directed at water change the aesthetic appeal of the water crystals.
Experimental protocol (or lack thereof)
“”In my lectures, I talk about how water and water crystals are 10 percent goodness, 10 percent evil, and the rest — 80 percent — is opportunist. When the 10 percent that is goodness and the 10 percent that is badness in water crystals fight, then the 10 percent that is goodness wins and overpowers evilness. So, if the 10 percent of goodness would carry past that fight to the 80 percent that is opportunist, than the 80 percent will follow the goodness, not the badness. Likewise, 10 percent of people are positive and believe in this, 10 percent are skeptical, and the other 80 percent are looking to see who wins!
The power of nationalism over water
The effect of the Kuwaiti national anthem on water crystals.
Thí nghiệm kiểm chứng
Alrighty, now comes the first part of a good experiment. The predicting. The “what do we think will happen??” part. As anyone would surely like to see their Hypothesis correct and come true, a good scientist knows that they must accept the outcome… no-matter what. The experiment must be in a controlled environment and met with scientific accuracy and rigorous standards in order to get valid results.
I am not the first to attempt this experiment. After Dr. Masaru published his work it has been attempted by others, and their outcome has been matched with Dr. Masaru. Due to this information, my Hypothesis will be that I will get the same results as Dr. Masaru Emoto. I do not think the results will be as extreme as he portrays in the images, but I do think the rice will have differences. In other words, I don’t think all rice will be rotting. There will be differences in them due to what I tell them positively or negatively. I will be very firm and “emotional” with what I tell the jars on a daily basis and post results accurately and not obstructed in any way or form.
Step 2: Time for the Fun!
In order to get accurate results. ALL MATERIALS MUST BE STERILIZED. All jars need to be in the same part of the room with the same light. And I must recreate exactly what Dr. Emoto did in his own experiment. According to his work published on youtube, he simply used rice and water. With no specification on water temperature. Others testing his work online used cooked rice. SO, I must therefore use both methods. This is not an experiment to find what jar will mold faster. it’s an experiment on Thoughts altering water molecules. We want to see if thoughts can alter molecules in the rice and not anything else; meaning stray bacteria or other contaminants. I will get to the bottom of this because I would love to know and see first hand if thoughts can alter my body!
- Step 1) buy clean un-used Mason jars and sterilize them WELL with boiling water. Let air dry on a paper towel.
- Step 2) Wash your hands. Cook some rice and fill the jars immediately. Sterilize even the spoons you grab the rice with. close them tightly.
For my first experiment. I used 3 Mason jars and labeled them as followed: Fool, Thank You, and no label. According to Mr. Emoto, the “fool” rice will turn black, the ignored rice will be rotten, and the “thank you rice” will be fermenting. These jars are all on one shelf in a room getting equal light. Every day for 30 days, I will tell the jars emotionally what each label says. These varying Mason jars are also known in science as the Independent Variables; or the different variables used to test my Hypothesis.
I have also tested some side experiments. I made one extra jar that says “thank you” with just what Mr. Emoto’s youtube video suggest; using just rice and poured water on top of the rice. aka, NOT cooked rice. I just wanted to see if perhaps this may make any difference. I do know that it’s Youtube and it may just have been a short video portraying some things he did and not accurate to his test….
I ALSO, because I’m a science NERD…. wanted to test if Labels alone could change the molecular structure of the rice. So, I made 2 extra Mason Jars with the labels “Fool” and “Thank You”. These rice will be on a different shelf and I will NOT say anything to these Mason Jars. I want to test to see if there may be any difference with what LABELS alone can do. aka, can positive and negative writing influence the molecular structure?? (my hypothesis on this test is No, it will not make a change. heeeeeeck no lol) but I wanted to try it out!! I marked these jars with a dot so I do not in the future get them mixed up with any of the others. These “other” jars can also be known as the Independent Variables, but for a different experiment in testing if labels alone can change the molecular structure.
WHEW. tired of science yet?? I find it exciting 😉 haha
Let the 30 day experiment begin! I started this experiment on March 2nd at 5pm. The end will be on April 1st. And no this ain’t no April fools joke 😉
Step 3: Time to Analyse the Results
ANALYSE DATA AND DRAW A CONCLUSION
It’s day 15. Half way there, and I must say I am unimpressed with results…. All the jars are 98% white and look uninfected. The FIRST jar however to show signs of rotting was in fact the ” Fool” jar. But it is hardly on the path to looking like it will turn black. All the jar has is just a small light brown patch. I will UP my ferocity on the jars and hope that maybe it was simply because I wasn’t screaming loud enough at them.. According to youtube attempts on the experiment the rice was showing distinct signs at day four.. It is now day 15 and I’m seeing hardly any results?? I’m not too sure the hypothesis will be proven, i’m having my doubts, but it’s just half way. Let the remaining days unfold!
Okay Science go-ers the 30 days are up and results are IN. It with much regret in saying the my rice experiment on testing how thoughts can alter the molecular structure has been (at least in my experiment) completely and utterly debunked.
-“Fool” rice experimented with just a label: almost no change but a slight discoloration in the center.
Due to the results I have captured changes were almost non-existent and no one more extreme than any other. In other words, there was no rice mason jar with worse results than any other tested, no matter what I told it or didn’t. The differences are just too minuscule to have any validity.At day 17, the “thank you” rice started showing the same results as the “fool” jar, and the “fool” jar didn’t even seem to be getting any more worse. As any good scientist would call this, the results would simply be the rice were indeed slowly rotting at the same rate and nothing I told them daily did any damage or repair to them. I would therefore call Mr. Emoto’s experiment based on my own scientific inquiry as False.
Step 4: My Thoughts
After 30 days of daily communication with the rice in the mason jar both positively and negatively, I have discovered no clear results linking to Mr. Emoto’s theory that thoughts can alter the molecular structure. All 3 jars produced the same result: they are all non-rotting with only one or two brown patches. Not enough to put up any science validity in the matter of thoughts altering its structure for good or bad. I have no choice but to conclude that my Hypothesis was incorrect: thoughts do NOT alter the molecular structure.
To me, I still feel that being negative every day will have some kind of impact on someone, but damaging the molecular structure part seems to have been disproved. Being positive daily will give you more energy and to smile more. Having an optimistic outlook on life has been known produce the same benefits of meditation. Just overall living well, I believe, will cause you to live longer. So look at the glass half full, it may just make you live a longer healthier life.
If you are disappointed by this experiment this is just ONE example done. This is just my own experiment, just ONE case of debunking Mr. Emoto’s belief that thoughts can alter the molecular structure. What truly needs to be done is to test this experiment on a grand scale. With a hundred jars made for each emotion and a hundred volunteers to allow 30 seconds a day to giving negative or positive vibes to rice in a jar. When all those results are brought in and ONLY if the negative jars produce far worse results than the positive jars, then this may just be on a solid path to being true. However, my results say No, sorry everyone! Science sometimes isn’t so nice.
😉 Science is still my shinning star though. It is because of science I can understand the world and what is really true. Science, you rock! Thanks for giving me the truth! Have a great day everyone! =)
http://essential-oils.feelingtoinfinity.com/weblog/archives/000053.html http://www.buzzfeed.com/karmajello/dr-masaru-emotos-rice-emotions-experiment-74ch Emoto, M. (2005). The Hidden Messages in Water. Atria: New York.