The answer is No — this appears to be a thoroughly disproven concept.

Hat tip @Lippard for the correction

Water — just a liquid or much more? Many researchers are convinced that water is capable of “memory” by storing information and retrieving it. The possible applications are innumerable: limitless retention and storage capacity and the key to discovering the origins of life on our planet. Research into water is just beginning.

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10 Responses to “Does Water Have Memory? (No)”

  1. njwyo says:

    Did anyone check whether the date of this film was April 1?

  2. V says:

    Isn’t this stating the obvious? When you put things with water soluble components in water, they dissolve into the water. Did I miss something more profound?

  3. well, as long as peep are swinging on that Vine..

    they may, as well, take another look at..

    (note: not advocating/nor disclaiming.. ‘Homeopathy’)

  4. says:

    So in Bernanke’s bathtub (disgusting visual I know) under the microscope his brain and dick would still be invisible and you’d see the image of a Grim Reaper.

  5. RugbyD says:

    Isn’t water ‘memory’ the basis for homeopathic remedies? Color me skeptical.

  6. Greg0658 says:

    :-) still water has memory > Flat .. but thats just blah .. we need to see some waves man

  7. Greg0658 says:

    now that I watched it |-; .. can water cry then ?

  8. godot10 says:

    Isn’t this just probably some weird hydrogen-bonding effect caused by different trace impurities in the water from the object placed in the water?

  9. Woof says:


    I think Barry put this out here just to test our credulity.

  10. karapandza says:

    Are you serious? The water memory concept started with the paper that was published in Nature that later turned out to be scam. Nevertheless it was used to create the whole new medicine – homeopathy.


    BR: Its junk science, and I got snookered!