[ExI] Quantum Homeopathy?

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Oct 26 16:01:06 UTC 2010

I know nothing about this topic (except that I have always assumed it 
was nonsense for all the obvious reasons--e.g. if impossibly small 
traces of stuff the water was once in contact with has an effect, why 
don't we all get poisoned when we drink from the faucet), but a senior 
scientist I know commented:

< Structured water has become of interest lately.  See these refs:

1. a review of water structure, and possible relevance to homeopathy, at 

2. computer simulations showing growth of structure in liquid water and 
explanations in terms of cooperativity, at 

3. the experimental work of Gerald Pollack of the U. of Washington, 
including a video of a official university lecture that he gave, 
available both on YouTube and the UoW web site.

 > “For the past decade the UW researcher has been convincing
 > worldwide audiences that water isn’t quite a liquid. In many cases
 > — in the neighborhood of electrically charged, or water-loving,
 > surfaces — it’s more like a gel, or a liquid crystal.” —
 > “We found something astonishing,” Pollack recalls. A few of his
 > scientific predecessors had proposed that a charged surface could
 > cause water molecules to line up, as they do in a crystal, as far out
 > as 100 molecules. But his experiments showed dissolved particles
 > disappeared and light waves behaved differently — two clues that
 > the water molecules are lined up — in a layer 1 million molecules
 > wide. That’s more than 10,000 times what was previously believed.
 > Recently, independent research confirmed his group’s early results,
 > which initially drew skepticism from the scientific establishment
 > because they question long-held premises.” >

Damien Broderick

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