Okay, time for another example of thoughts affecting reality. This man is Masaru Emoto. He is a Japanese researcher who studies water.
Emoto is best known for his claim that if thoughts are directed at water before it is frozen, images of the resulting water crystals will be beautiful or ugly depending upon whether the thoughts were positive or negative. In other words, thoughts affect the molecular structure of water.
According to Emoto's research, thoughts can be directed at the water by prayer, concentration, music or by attaching written words to a container of water.
For instance, crystals formed from holy water taken from a church will be distinctly different from crystals formed from water at which a person has directed hateful, angry thoughts. Crystals formed from water exposed to loud rock music will be distinctly different from crystals exposed to nice, pleasant written words like "Love" or "Thank You".
I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. Here are a few examples:
The above is a crystal sample taken from Fujiwara Dam. No special thoughts had been directed at the water.
This one is a crystal sample taken from the exact same source, Fujiwara Dam. However, the water had been prayed over, before it was frozen and the crystal sample was taken.
This crystal sample is taken from water that had been subjected to the words "You Make Me Sick, I Will Kill You".
Whereas this one above had been subjected to the words "Love & Appreciation".
This one had been subjected to the words "Adolf Hitler".
This one had been subjected to the words "Mother Teresa".
Etc etc. Emoto has thousands of photos, and his research goes on. By now, you get the idea.
In one way, Emoto differs from the other scientists I've recently been mentioning on my blog. Those other scientists are highly eminent, come from top universities and academic institutes like Oxford, Stanford and Princeton etc; have multiple PhDs; are Nobel Prize winners and so on.
Masaru Emoto, however, graduated from a rather obscure university and isn't particularly well-known for academic brilliance or rigour. In fact, his experimental methodology has been criticised for lacking various technical controls (and my personal suspicion is that Emoto really doesn't know scientific methodology very well).
However, the validity of his claims was recently established in a double-blind experiment conducted by Professor Dean Radin and others. The citation is Radin, D. I., Hayssen, G., Emoto, M., & Kizu, T. (2006). Explore, September/October 2006, Vol. 2, No. 5, a peer-reviewed journal.
I understand that a triple-blind experiment is now underway, to test Emoto's theories.
Emoto's theories, if correct, of course have very wide implications. For example, if thoughts can affect the molecular behaviour of water, how might thoughts affect the molecular behaviour of, say, our own red blood cells or white blood cells or cancer cells or other cells?
Of course, those who already believe that consciousness is required for the collapse of the wavefunction resulting in the creation of waves or particle will not be altogether surprised by Emoto's theories.