Our Water Structure Intention Experiment will be run in one of the labs in Pennsylvania State University’s Materials Science department in the dark. Right before the experiment, the scientists will test the sample with a Raman Spectrometer.
Here’s what one looks like.
As you can see, the probe will be inserted into our water sample, like this, and measurements taken periodically for several hours before the experiment begins. We’ll show you this equipment with the actual water (this isn’t it).
A long cable will connect the probe to a highly sensitive CCD camera on the instrument which will sense any the weak Raman scattering from the water molecules as they vibrate in response to a red laser light on the water sample. This is will be recording the very vibrations of the oxygen-hydrogen bonds in the water. (For more on what we’re actually measuring, see below.)
The scientists won’t know how and when we are sending intention, and will continue to take measurements for some hours afterward. We are controlling the experiment in some way, but the scientists have asked me to keep the details of this information from you until after the experiment.
What on earth are we measuring?
In 1928, an Indian physicist named Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman discovered that when light is transmitted through matter, part of the light scatters randomly. A small portion of this light has different (usually lower) frequencies to that of the light source.
This discovery earned Raman a Nobel Prize in 1930. Then, in 1998, the Raman Effect, as it grew to be called, was named as an ACS National Historical Chemical Landmark in recognition of its usefulness as a tool for analyzing the composition of liquids, gases and solids. The Raman Effect is usually caused by a subtle change in the vibration of a molecule, caused by a number of factors. Scientists like Dr. Rustum Roy, who is an expert on water, at the University of Pennsylvania, have recorded the structuring of water with electromagnetic radiation. So our scientists are now examining whether the energy of our collective thoughts can cause these changes.
Why is this so important?
The importance of the Raman effect and the Raman spectroscopy, in terms of Intention Experiment, is that we will be employing a system of measurement that is universally recognized by the scientific community to record any sort of subtle change.
If our experiment is successful, it places us one step closer to showing the orthodox community that the power of collective thought has the ability to change the world.
What if it doesn’t work?
That doesn’t necessarily mean intention doesn’t work. The greatest challenge of the scientific method is determining why something works or why it fails. A failure can suggest myriad possibilities. It may mean we can’t structure water with our thoughts, but it may also mean that our experiment was designed in wrong way – in other words, we asked the wrong questions.
Remember: when you conduct a scientific study, you roam across new terrain a little aimlessly without a compass. Once you find your destination, it usually isn’t the one you were looking for. Flexibility is the greatest prerequisite of a good scientist.
Each time, we take one more baby step forward. With every answer — no matter what that is — we will keep learning, and so will you.