Originally Posted by Mew3692002
although the water crystal study doesn't get my vote, his experiments are highly susceptible to selection bias and confirmation bias and he says he is not a scientist. Although, who knows if it can be reproduced because I haven't seen an actual study of anyone who has tried it.
You are referring to Masaru Emoto. Your criticisms are valid.
However the experiment has been replicated under much more tightly controlled scientific conditions, double-blind conditions with peer review by other scientists. Selection bias and confirmation bias have been ELIMINATED (the photographer is NOT allowed to know whether he is taking photos of water crystals that have been subject to thought, or water crystals that have NOT been subject to thought. The judges of the photos' aesthethic quality are also not allowed to know).
This is what I was referring to in my posts above - the replication of Masaru Emoto's experiments by DEAN RADIN, not Masaru Emoto.