Actress Gwyneth Paltrow ignited controversy last month after she likened reading negative online criticism to being a soldier in war — and now she’s making headlines with her latest comment.
According to Paltrow, negative words can have an impact on water.
“I am fascinated by the growing science behind the energy of consciousness and its effects on matter,” she wrote on her website. “I have long had Dr Emoto’s coffee table book on how negativity changes the structure of water, how the molecules behave differently depending on the words or music being expressed around it.”
Paltrow, who portrays “Pepper Potts” in the Marvel Universe, cited a Japanese scientist who conducted an experiment, pouring water into vials labelled with both negative and positive phrases. After 24 hours, water in the vials with negative phrases supposedly “yielded gray, misshapen clumps instead of beautiful lace-like crystals.” In contrast, the others vials “produced gleaming, perfectly hexagonal crystals.”
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