More on Water Dowsing

A couple of years ago when I was editor of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists News and published a short article on water dowsing and Gerry Pollack’s research into water, I copped some flak from a couple of AIG members who expressed professional outrage at my ‘editorial’ choice of topic, as well as expressing an opinion that I actually used water-dowsing successfully in the field.

A typical reaction of the ‘Jollyjests’ the profession has hanging as an albatross off one’s professional neck. So it was a pleasant surprise to read that I wasn’t barking mad and that French scientists, many decades ago, came to a similar conclusion I had, that the physics of water dowsing is best explained by Gerry Pollack’s research where infra-red radiation, ‘heat’, causes interfacial water to develop a negative electrical charge from the expulsion of protons, forming EZ or exclusion zone water, which on flowing acts essentially like an electric current, and will develop a weak magnetic field. It is this weak field that water-dowsers pick up when they cross this subterranean water flow, the classic case of moving an electric conductor through a magnetic field which then induces a current, and perpendicular to the magnetic field, the Lorentz force. EZ water is essentially ‘activated’ water.

So I was re-reading a paperback entitled “Biological Transmutations by C.L. Kervran, originally published in in French, 1966 by Le Courrier du Livre, and this edition published in Anglish, 1998, by Beekman Publishers, Inc, 2626 Rooute 212, Woodstock, New York 12498, USA.

Page 10: It cannot be denied that water flowing underground acquires special properties.  Yves Rocard, director of the physics laboratory at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, has shown that water sets up an electromagnetic field which can be detected by a very sensitive magnetometer. It is this property which permits diviners to detect water running between particles of rock in the ground.  Water, therefore, can be said to acquire electrical properties.

Kervran then lists various other ‘forcings’ which produce ‘activated’ water, as well as other European research into ‘activated’ water; activated here meaning water that has acquired an electrical charge, much in the way Pollack has described exclusion water water more recently.

Rather unsettling to see such ‘settled science’ get it so badly wrong.

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.
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