Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently came under fire for comparing negative comments made by Internet trolls about her to emotions generated during warfare, has said she supports a theory that water too has feelings.
The 41-year-old actress wrote on her blog Goop that she was “fascinated” by the power of the human consciousness. The "Iron Man" star went on to say that she supported a theory by Japanese entrepreneur and author Masaru Emoto who published a book, titled “The Hidden Messages in Water,” which speaks about how human behavior leads to changes in water's structure.
"I have long had Dr. Emoto's coffee table book on how negativity changes the structure of water," Paltrow wrote on her blog. "How the molecules behave differently depending on the words or music being expressed around it." She went on adding: "I am fascinated by the growing science behind the energy of consciousness and its effects on matter."
According to reports, Emoto’s theories have been widely dismissed by scientists claiming that it violates the basic laws of physics. However, the Oscar-winning actress asked a friend, Habib Sadeghi, to explain Emoto's theory, and Sadeghi responded by writing that Emoto, in his experiments, had “poured pure water into vials labeled with negative phrases like 'I hate you' or 'Fear.’”
He then explained: “After 24 hours, the water was frozen, and no longer crystallized under the microscope: It yielded grey, misshapen clumps instead of beautiful lace-like crystals,” adding: “In contrast, Emoto placed labels that said things like 'I love you' or 'Peace' on vials of polluted water, and after 24 hours, they produced gleaming, perfectly hexagonal crystals.”
Last week, Paltrow came under criticism for comparing negative comments about her on the Internet to what people go through during human conflict.
"You come across (online comments) about yourself and about your friends, and it's a very dehumanizing thing," Paltrow reportedly said, at a technology conference. "It's almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanizing thing, and then something is defined out of it. My hope is, as we get out of it, we'll reach the next level of conscience."