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Thread: Rice Hado Experiment Masaru Emoto

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    Re: Rice Hado Experiment Masaru Emoto

    Quote Originally Posted by will
    Apparently done several times with the same results.
    So Emoto went from water to rice? :?:

    When I was wee lad in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico (right along the Texas-Mexico border), we would get a couple of days of cold Winter. It's hard to imagine that, but Nuevo Laredo and Laredo, Texas do get a couple of days of cold, cold winter. Of course, nothing like Michigan or Kansas or Alaska. Of course. But. We do get maybe a week or so of 32F below. Once in a while we would get a year with snow! Once such year occurred when I was too young to remember. I have this photo of myself and my brother that my Dad took. There we are. Two children fascinated by this natural phenomena. When I moved to the Rio Gande Valley region in Texas, we got two freak snow storms. One was very sloppy. But at a rural community meeting, it stopped us from our discussion on getting paved roads to the community. We stopped. We walked outside. And saw this sludge of icy rain. Recently, it snowed snowed. No icy rain. But real snow. My wife woke up at 2am to walk outside. Still, I remember most the cold days in Laredo when it would dip below freezing and icicles would appear in our roof.

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    Does it still work if you're a skeptic or do you have to "believe"?

    I'm sorry, but a few YouTube videos is not proof of anything.

    I'm not sure what message you're trying to promote with these links, Will.

    Skye

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skye
    Does it still work if you're a skeptic or do you have to "believe"?
    Since you are a skeptic you should try it for the sake of science.

    Just as one has to be careful not to fall into a trap of blind belief, one has to be careful not to fall into a trap of blind skepticism.

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    It also doesn't mean I have to disprove an infinite number of claims to hold my position. To set up a controlled experiment with a proper control and a statistically significant number of test runs with identically prepared subjects and blinds would be a major undertaking. One I have no interest in doing, because I don't believe "thought waves" make rice go bad, any more than pyramids keep razors sharp, sorry. Nor do I believe that a belief in such is helpful in any way to my practice.

    What's wrong with mold anyway?
    Why be mean to something that just does what it does?

    Skye

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev R
    Just as one has to be careful not to fall into a trap of blind belief, one has to be careful not to fall into a trap of blind skepticism.
    Blind skepticism would be continuing to disbelieve in something, in the face of good evidence, because it doesn't fit into one's worldview. For example: If Dr. Emoto had published a paper based on a double-blind study in a peer-reviewed journal; and then another group had repeated the study and confirmed the results; and Skye were still unwilling to consider that there might be some truth to these claims, because he doesn't think that thought waves can make rice go bad, then he would be a blind skeptic. Right now he's just a regular skeptic -- someone who doesn't believe a controversial claim in the absence of any evidence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skye
    It also doesn't mean I have to disprove an infinite number of claims to hold my position.
    Spot on. The world is full of snake oil. We don't need to rigorously examine every single instance. There's so much of it out there, we'd have time for nothing else! This reminds me of being told by a missionary that I can't logically disprove the existence of his God, and that this should worry me. My response was that I also can't logically disprove the idea that a polka-dotted talking toad secretly rules the universe based entirely on whim, but I don't spend a whole lot of time worrying about that strange claim either.

    --Charles

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    Stephanie
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    Interesting article by an amazing woman:
    http://www.susanblackmore.co.uk/Chapters/Kurtz.htm

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    Can we at least agree that talking to your plants helps them to grow better?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...70&expand=true

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    Hey,

    I know this cartoon I saw today connects in here somehow ...


    http://images.salon.com/comics/boll/200 ... /story.gif

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    I'm not sure what message you're trying to promote with these links, Will.
    Easy there sky

    Just thought it was interesting. If it's not for you, no problem.

    Cheers

    Gassho Will

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