Monday, April 19, 2010

Does Water Have Memory?

A recent study shows that water has the ability to store fairly complex information despite of having a simple molecular structure, the science behind homeopathy?

By: Ringo Bones

Noted evolutionist Prof. Richard Dawkins had complained for sometime now on why the UK’s National Health Service had considered homeopathy a legitimate medical treatment when the supposed “science” behind it seems to contradict current paradigms of chemistry and physics. Prof. Dawkins could be in for a surprise when a recent study had shown that water, despite of its deceptively simple molecular structure, has the ability to carry complex information. Will this finally prove the science behind homeopathy?

Prof. Eshel Ben Jacob a physicist from Tel Aviv University had recently uncovered one of the quirkiest aspects about water that was previously unknown to the scientific community at large. His research centers on the memory retaining capabilities of water that can be verified via bacteria. The bacteria’s behavioral changes would then serve as a test to show if water can “remember” after being exposed to weak electromagnetic radiation. Preliminary results have shown that the test data have consistency and repeatability. The implications of which could finally prove a hitherto unknown scientific explanation behind how homeopathy works.

For us folks who are knowledgeable enough on our current understanding of chemistry and physics, most of us find the principles behind how homeopathy works just a little bit hard to swallow. Maybe, its just because it involves the dilution of the “active ingredient” to unimaginable levels. Imagine diluting one drop of the active ingredient into a body of water similar in volume to the total amount of water found in our entire Solar System – not just the Earth’s overall body of water like the oceans, rivers glaciers, etc.

The implication’s of Prof. Jacob’s findings is not just limited to homeopathy. It also suggests that stressfully purified water – even though it is already devoid of disease-causing microorganisms – can make humans who drink them feel stressful. Thus initiating another study by the professor to find out about water purification systems that are less stressful to organic systems. Could stressfully purified water be causing unnecessary stress in humans?

Prof. Eshel Ben Jacob might have uncovered the science behind those “quirky” properties about water that we had known for sometime. Like how high-end single malt Scotch whiskey makers choose a particular mountain spring water source with a low iron content as their “prized ingredient”. Or how Ian Fleming’s James Bond can tell the difference if his martini is of the shaken as opposed to the stirred variety when a 50-thousand US dollar mass spectrometer can’t tell the difference of the two drinks. Maybe there still really is a lot of things we still don’t know about that most abundant molecule on planet Earth that we call water.