[Greenbuilding] Iron in water
keith at earthsunenergy.com
Mon Sep 4 12:59:10 CDT 2006
Now, if we've dismissed the structured water hypothesis, I will note
that water is indeed very strange stuff, that doesn't behave in many
ways we would expect it to. It is rife with anomalies. Both a list of
them, and further descriptions of them, can be found here:
Why would I post such a thing right after telling people that structured
water is bunk? Am I confusing the issue? No, I just think that real
science is fascinating, sometimes complicated stuff, often much more
interesting than the bunk we make up. Also, water is pretty important to
humans, and has a few ties to greenbuilding as well, so it doesn't hurt
to bone up on the science or at least notice that there's science out
Hmmm, I guess that rather muddies the water ;-)
Warning: this anomaly stuff is really interesting. Enter at your own risk...
Chris Green wrote:
> Keith Winston wrote:
>> I think Kenn is talking about something like this:
>> Which is "structured water", <snip>
>>> As for the
>> structured water stuff, I don't buy it. And wouldn't recommend it to
> You're right. "Structured water" is pseudoscience and quackery. Junk
> Science. Proof that snake oil salesmen still exist and come up with this
> kind of stuff from time to time.
> Read this link with an article by a retired chemist:
> What these marketers are doing is capitalizing on very real concerns
> people have about the water they drink, and it's a lucrative market
> because we simply cannot exist without water. Water is Life, at least on
> this planet.
> The remedies and fake technologies the snake oil people and Junk Science
> marketers sell might be harmless in and of themselves, and the product
> give some measure of comfort to the consumer: if so, the SNpeople are
> selling a new, improved type of Dr. Feelgood.
> HOWEVER, there is also a real danger that the happy customer might then
> be lulled into consuming genuinely contaminated water.
>> PS: the whole structured-water thing sort of reminds one of the Kurt
>> Vonnegut book with Ice-9 in it: I think it's Cat's Cradle.
> Back in the '70's there was some noise going on when some ( Soviet?)
> scientists tried to convince other scientists that they'd discovered
> "left-handed" water molecules, and these supposedly had weird
> properties. Some of the press of the day became alarmed over the
> prospect that all water would alter itself to have this feature and all
> water-dependent life on earth would die soon afterwards.
> As far as I can tell, we're still here, and the discredited scientists
> who made the claim are probably retired or washing dishes somewhere.
> Just not in left-handed water.
> Chris Green.
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