July 10, 2009

Effects of Music on Water And, Ultimately, Ourselves - DNA Series Part 5

Hello all,

Last time, I mentioned how our DNA interacted with light. Today, I’d like to talk about how it actually resonates with music.

Yeah, I know, I’m short on time today so I’m jumping right to business. Sorry, no easy intro for once :)

Why does it resonate with music? Is it because music is just a form of wave propagation that thereby interacts with the waves created by our own human system (and I’m not just talking about our eardrums here)?

Frankly, I don’t have the answer (I never really do, I just transmit hypotheses emitted by other, smarter people than me), but here are some interesting facts that I gleaned over during my book research.

1. We are mainly made out of water. Okay, nothing new, and I actually knew that before setting out to writing my book. Seriously people, I already knew that!
2. Water forms crystals when it freezes (i.e. snowflakes), and no two snowflake is ever the same (I admit it, I knew the first part of this statement, but not the second).
3. Different types of water ends up creating different types of crystals: the purer the water, the nicer the crystals are, the more polluted it is, the more deformed the crystals are until they actually stop forming (the water just freezes over without going through a nice snowflake-crystallization faze, which I find really sad, because snowflakes are sooooooooo pretty, don’t you think?)
4. When Dr. Masaru Emoto decided to test how water would respond to different types of music, guess what he found?

Ta. . .ta. . . taaaaaa. . .

The suspense is killing you, huh? Just admit it!
Okay, enough playing. This is what he found out:

1. Water subjected to beautiful, classical music (such as Beethoven, Chopin or Mozart) ended up creating beautiful, sometimes very frilly crystals.
2. Water subjected to heavy-metal music or other types that aren’t, well, peaceful, ended up creating distorted crystals that just weren’t very pretty to see (just like the Genie in Aladdin when he pretends to be coming back from the dead).

So what does this say about us? Well, consider the fact (already mentioned, I know, I know, I have a tendency to repeat myself) that we are made mainly of water. Now if we listen to “bad” music, it’s going to pollute our body (for lack of a better way to express myself--again, I’m sorry, but I am in a hurry).

Now the link with DNA? Not too sure, really. But what I can say is this: if music has that kind of influence on water molecules, imagine what it can do to smaller objects, like our DNA. . . Yeah, sca-hary stuff!

Well, while I let you ponder all this fascinating info, I’m gonna go get ready to go clubbing and, yes, I guess to pollute my body as well with all that unhealthy music :)


A better explanation for this can be found here.


  1. Does this mean we have to freeze ourselves for the music to have an effect? Oh Canada, our home and native land...!

  2. Of course not! The freezing part just allows us to be able to "measure" what the music does to water, but it doesn't mean that water isn't affected by music in its other states :)