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This is just too funny. Aquamantra is a brand of bottled water sold in the US, but it’s not really the water that is special about this particular brand. Oh no, the labels on the bottles have mantras on them, and this, according to the company’s web site, causes the water inside to resonate with the energy and frequency of the mantra in question. Yeah…. Whenever you see people using quantum mechanics to explain something “scientific”, 10 to 1 they are just full of s***. Just listen to this:

[Dr. Masaru Emoto ]showed us the basic principles of quantum theory, whereby the molecular structure of water was changed by a Zen Buddhist monk’s thought. Based on this premise, Aquamantra uses the design on its labels to affect the molecular structure of California natural spring water[…]

Sure. That sounds perfectly reasonable. 

Our bodies were designed to live 200 years, can you live that long with out Aquamantra?

200 years? Wow, I never knew! 

The message comes from the universe, love yourself, deliver unto yourself perfect health. From the intense sky, a sparkling stream of water shares with you its secrets and the waterfall brings the messages of perfect health.

Fantastic. If you want to look it up, just do a search for Aquamantra. 

December 13, 2008 Posted by | General Skepticism | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Come on people…

This article just appeared on NewScientists web site, and I have to say it’s a really, really depressing read. What ever happened to scientific standards? The scientific method? Evidence? Clutching to the “God of the Gaps”-explanation for everything science has yet to explain is just…sad. “See, see, you scientists can’t explain exactly, to the most minute detail, how the brain works, therefore it must be God, and we should teach this in science classes”. What would you think if your doctor said something like this to you: “Well, we don’t have any evidence for this treatment, we don’t really know what it does either, or if it has any effect, but does it really matter, ey?” It’s basically the same thing… Explaining one unknown (the workings of the brain) with another unknown (God) is really pointless. What good does it do us? No predictions flow from that explanation. No scientific progress can be made from that explanation. The whole point of scientific theories is to make predictions. Just look at the theory of gravity. We know that gravity says that two objects with masses so and so will attract each other, and so we can predict that an object dropped from a certain distance from the surface of the earth will fall towards it. So we use this prediction and build rockets, planes, satellites… That’s the whole point of science. I have nothing against religion, but don’t drag it into the science class rooms. Please…. And remember, the computer you’re using, the chair you’re sitting on, the mouse pad, the desk, the building…it all comes from scientific research. None of that would be available if everyone simply said “God did it”.

October 22, 2008 Posted by | General Science, General Skepticism | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment