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The Spirit Science is a website created by Jordan Duchnycz[1] (who also goes by Jordan David Pearce[2]), a native of Winnipeg, Canada.

The Spirit Science promotes a wide range of New Age woo including but not limited to astral projection, chakras, crystal woo, orgone energy, quantum woo and sacred geometry, generally bearing a lot of resemblance to theosophy.

The Spirit Science endorses many "classic" pseudoscientific and pseudohistorical themes, which are in turn based on claims from cranks, willful ignorance or completely made-up ideas. It would likely be easier to list the crank beliefs the Spirit Science does not perpetuate.

Jordan also operates a number of YouTube channels loaded with the same bullshit. A defining Spirit Science piece of crap is the hour-long animated "documentary" titled The Human History Movie — better known under its reuploaded clickbait title, Our history is not what we think!.

The Spirit Science propagates a dangerously ignorant ideology — a reptilian hybrid between the Law of Attraction and the Bobby McFerrin song "Don't Worry, be Happy". What the Spirit Science suggests is that you shouldn't try to solve the problems that negatively affect your life, but instead try not to think about them (Jordan once claimed that if you get sick it's because you made it happen with the power of your own negative thoughts!) and pretend you're not bothered — thus, getting rid of the problem.[3]

Videos are presented in a style that is an obvious rip off of the much better series Extra Credits. Seriously. Watch them. Much better.[4]

Spirit Quest[edit]

Jordan also has another YouTube channel. One of its playlists is called "Spirit Quest", which is some sort of diary Jordan uses to comment on his travel through the USA in 45 videos. Number 18[5] is particularly remarkable, where Jordan goes into a hospital, wears some scrubs and records a surgical operation only to later complain about modern hospitals using 'technology' instead of crystals to cure people. If unauthorized, he could have been arrested for taking hospital material, getting into a surgery room with God knows what hygienic conditions and recording an operation.

This what he put in the description:

I infiltrated a hospital to see what modern society knows about the healing arts. I learned many things. Allow me to share them with you. How did I get into the hospital you ask? Well, I picked up skills from playing Metal Gear SolidWikipedia's W.svg and used them in real life, obviously.

Many people were outraged by this, pointing out how negligent it was from his part to get into a surgery room without permission. However, Jordan humbly apologized by calling his concerned viewers assholes in an edit made in the video's description.

EDIT 2015 - LOL people in the comments are such @$$holes! I went in as a part of a film team, i was prepped and met all of the doctors before hand and they all loved me. Calm down people, do you REALLY THINK that doctors would be so chill about some dude walking in and filming? Cripes alrighty.

While ignoring that he's in fact the one who's being an asshole for saying that he infiltrated a hospital.

Themes[edit]

Alchemy[edit]

The Emerald Tablet from Amhitheatrum sapientae aeternae by Heinrich Khunrath (1606)

Alchemy has been deemed as a valid science in numerous occasions by Jordan. For example, the Emerald Tablets, pseudohistorical gemstone recordings of Atlantis, were created through alchemical transmutation. They cannot be broken down or attacked chemically.[6][7] Needless to say, these tablets violate many laws of chemistry and physics. First of all, elemental transformation is only possible through nuclear reactions. Alchemy tried to transmute common metals into precious ones through mere chemical reactions, something impossible since both atomic mass and number remain invariant. Secondly, being made of emerald would make them vulnerable anyway. Emerald's Mohs hardness is between 7.5 and 8, and can be scratched with harder minerals such as corundum (hardness 9).[8] Being a crystal, emerald can chip and shatter with impacts and brutal temperature changes.[9]

Aspartame[edit]

Aspartame is incorrectly referred over and over again as an artificial sugar, when actually is a peptide (an artificial sweetener). Despite being approved by the FDA and in over 90 countries, Spirit Science does not, since not consuming it decalcifies your pineal gland. No studies supporting the claim are provided.

Astrology[edit]

The belief that the relative position of astronomical bodies in the sky can cause involuntary changes in human behavior is widely promoted.[10][11][12] To a certain degree, there are no problems with this. Absence of sunlight can be depressive to many people (see vitamin D) and moonlight might have altered people's sleep cycles in the past, and thus their behavior.[13] Essentially, light's effects upon the Cyrcadian rythm, instead soul-tormenting magic. The problem arises when claiming that celestial bodies that are hard to see can affect our behavior, such as Mars or Saturn, not reflecting enough light to affect sleep cycles.

Backster Effect[edit]

The Backster effect, biocommunication[14] or plant perception,[15] is the idea that non-sentient beings are sentient. CIA interrogator Cleve Backster reported that plants showed responses towards him thinking of harming them that his invention, the polygraph, could record. Rather than to accept how utterly useless his machine is, Backster deduced that plants (and later, other non-sentient life) could experience distress, despite their biological limitations. A Spirit Science video proposed that this was possible because life could communicate with each other using the mysterious "field" described by David Wilcock.[16] Jordan claimed that the evidence is both ignored by the scientific community and the media (while also showing a drawing of the Illuminati as one of the reasons).[16] He also "addressed" skeptics and scientists who made new trials that failed to show Backster's result through this "enlightening" phrase.

When someone does an experiment, their own thoughts and intentions have an effect on the outcome of the experiment too, including the intention to disprove it. And so the scientists observing the experiment, even if they are at the other side of a shielded room, still affect the experiment. The Mythbusters actually demonstrated this perfectly. However, in their follow-up test with an EEG, they found no effect at all, leading them to believe that the myth was busted. What they didn't consider however, their very mental presence around the experiment was far greater than say, the energy of the catapulted eggs [they were used to measure whether plants were disturbed by it], and thus there was no reaction from the plant, because it was tuned to the individuals who were paying so much attention to it, regardless of electromagnetic shielding.

First, Mythbusters did not consider such possibility because it is absurd to the highest degree. From logic and common sense, there is no reason as to why reality should care just because you want something to turn out according to your desires. It is more likely, for the mere fact of being simpler, that a trial shows no connection, rather than to assume that there is mysterious one but is being supressed by a conspiracy.

Chakras[edit]

In Hinduism, chakras are many points in the human body of immeasurable energy and human emotion. Jordan goes one step further as to claim that they both absorb and radiate electromagnetic radiation such as visible light and microwaves.[17] This claim is beyond idiocy, because if chakras were radiating visible light, then we would as a consequence be glowing creatures. Besides, even if they only absorbed other forms of electromagnetic radiation, their existence would have been revealed long ago. For example, inexplicable dark spots would appear in an X-ray radiography.

Channeling[edit]

Channeling is a form of telepathic communication based on a complex set of sensory feelings.[6] While not being obvious at first, it is nonetheless the basis of Spirit Science. Most information comes from Drunvalo Melchizedek, who claims to have channeled information from Thoth, an immortal Atlantean leader. In other words, a great deal of the site's veracity is based on the belief that Drunvalo is not a liar. Apparently, all sentient beings are able to channel, but its efficiency depends on the receptor's neurological capabilities.[6] If this were true, we would expect channeling to be the easiest among humans, compared to other terrestrial creatures. However, telepathy experiments such as those of Ganzfeld have shown flawed methodology been non-demonstrative of telepathy.

Chemtrails[edit]

They are used for geoengineering.[18] Allegedly, its sources come from the website "Stop Spraying California!", which in turns claims that chemtrails contain pollutants such as uranium and "Human white blood Cells-A."

Crystals[edit]

It is repeatedly claimed that crystals are alive, possess magical properties and can heal people. Even though Jordan himself admits that they lack reproductive capabilities or human sapience, they are nonetheless alive and have willpower.[19] Crystals can get tired of their owner and jump out of their pocket whenever they want.

Another problem comes with the issue of healing properties. It does not work unless the person believes that it will, thereby making crystals a mere placebo. And placebos cannot cure anything, relieving some symptoms instead. Anyway, crystals supposedly heal people by increasing the frequency of their auras. As these forms of energy are undetectable by technology, this claim is neither falsifiable nor scientific.

Conspiracy theories[edit]

Check this[20] out:

Did you know that the CIA killed President John F. Kennedy? He had demanded information about a UFO he had sighted and the CIA assassinated him to prevent the truth about aliens coming to light.

DNA activation[edit]

Not even deoxyribonucleic acid is safe from New Age woo.[21] Junk DNA has magical powers which can be unleashed through a process called 'activation'. Firstly, "junk DNA" or more appropriately, non-coding DNA, refers to parts of the genome which do not synthesize proteins, but synthesize transfer, ribosomal and regulatory RNAs for example. Secondly, in biochemistry, activation refers to reactions such as peptide hydrolysis and phosphorylation that change the polypeptide sequence and protein conformation, thus altering enzymatic (catalytic) properties. For example, a hydrolytic protein is phosphorylated in the rough endoplasmic reticulum to incapacitate it from digesting other cell components. It is later activated through instantaneous dephosphorylation when arriving towards a more acidic environment such as lysosome, where it is needed. The important idea here is that biochemical activation cannot be controlled at will. Furthermore, Spirit Science states that our DNA has a triple-helix still to be identified. This is also false since we know its structure through X-ray crystallography. A third polynucleotide strand very rarely appears in cells, because of its instability.[22]

Edgar Cayce[edit]

Edgar Cayce was provided with data by beings from higher dimensions, along with being a respected figure within the scientific community. Both statements are highly disputable.[23]

Energy woo[edit]

Energy is synonymous with "free-floating" emotions and thoughts.[24]

Evolution[edit]

Not a hot topic, since evolution is acknowledged as factual.[25] But it is mixed with a lot of New Age lore, usually referring to spiritual progress when it is brought up.[26]

Extraterrestrials[edit]

Many species depicted in ufology are believed to exist, such as Sirians, Pleiadians, greys and Martians.

Sirians and Pleiadians are benevolent beings keen at channeling (telepathic communication).[6] In reality, intelligent life simply cannot exist around the Sirius and Pleiades group of stars. None of these stars is older than 200 million years and a large portion of their light is ultraviolet radiation, ionizing macromolecules necessary for life on any neighboring planet.[27][28] With that said, even unicellular life would have trouble arising around these stars in the first place.

Regarding grey aliens, apparently they nearly conquered us in 1989. Luckily, humankind was saved by a very good-natured Peruvian woman who gained control of a magical airship which made the aliens sick and forced them to leave Earth.[7] How this real-life Independence Day went unnoticed by the global population is never explained.

See section “Mars and Martians” for more information about another fictional species.

Fluoride[edit]

Despite having poor knowledge of chemistry, the levels of fluoride in water are "outrageous" for Spirit Science.[29]

Free-energy[edit]

Many claims are inconsistent with thermodynamics. Back to real life, the reasons are much deeper than that. The first law of thermodynamics states that the energy within a closed system stays constant and is always conserved. Since no inexhaustible power source exists, no machine can operate indefinitely.

Jordan apparently goes along with the views of the movie Thrive, in which free-energy is depicted as a mechanism for exploiting vacuum energyWikipedia's W.svg. Although vacuum energy actually exists and is the result of particles that are literally being created from and destroyed into nothingWikipedia's W.svg due to Heisenberg's energy-time uncertainty principle, there is no mechanism, even hypothetically, that could exploit this phenomenon. For this reason, an interpretation of vacuum energy as a property of empty space rather than capability might be more accurate for understanding it.

Giants[edit]

They did exist, including the Nephilim, which will be discussed in the future.[30] Yes, this implies that there's going to be a sequel to the Human History movie. Apparently, how tall a human being is is related to his or her spiritual enlightenment and chromosome count. We're currently on the second "spiritual level", with 46 chromosomes. Our predecessors used to be a little bit shorter and had 44 chromosomes. The pinnacle of this enlightening process is becoming 50-foot- tall beings with 52 chromosomes.[31] In reality, there is no evidence that our human ancestors, or the most recent members of the Homo genus for that matter,[32] had fewer chromosomes. Indeed, the second pair in the human karyotype is the result of the fusion of two pre-existing chromosomes, so in the past we used to have 48. The presence of telomere-like sequences (such as a repeated TTAGGG sequence)[33] near the centre indicate this. But looking at the bright side, Spirit Science made a falsifiable prediction, without appealing to its "frequency" non-sense. A Chinese man was born with a diploid count of 44, due to the fusion of the 14th and 15th chromosomes.[34] Since neither essential genes were lost nor harmful ones added overall, the man was born healthy, free of shortness or some kind of "spiritual retardation". So, prediction disproven.

GMOs[edit]

With the site’s adamant appeal to nature, demonization of transgenic crops is inevitable.[35] Spirit Science whines about GMOs not being natural, but ignores that the so-called "organic food" consists of crops that have been modified through selective breeding.

History[edit]

The people of The Spirit "Science" believe that Martians came to Atlantis and began ruling the human population of Atlantis. They also believe that a part of the pyramids is a space "warship" that was used in 1989 to make all the greys get sick causing them to flee earth, and that there is a giant underground city under Egypt near the ship, a lá Roland Emmerich's Stargate franchise. Jesus Christ went to Tibet to become a Buddhist and return as a wise man and spiritual leader. Also, his birth was planned by the Egyptian god ThothWikipedia's W.svg (though he wasn't actually an Egyptian god, but the King of Atlantis according to their rather exotic additions to the Emerald TabletWikipedia's W.svg) in order for humanity to achieve "Christ Consciousness" in 13,000 years, whatever that means.

A tunnel in Romania goes to Egypt. And there are 13 families that are descendants of the Martians that invaded Atlantis and are now secretly controlling the world and are essentially the Illuminati, except that the Illuminati are no longer the true (good, human) Illuminati, but actually a Catholic corruption of the Illuminati. And that Jews are aliens. Or from the future, but good aliens. The bad aliens are not Jews — kind of how David Icke believes in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, but thinks they refer to actual shape-shifting lizard people, not that the Jews are evil alien overlords. So, apparently neither Spirit Science (despite the unfortunate abbreviation possibility…) or Icke are anti-Semites, just batshit crazy and fractally wrong. No, really.[12]

Homeopathy[edit]

It is supported like almost any other alternative medicine.[36]

Hollow Earth[edit]

Spirit Science does not support the hollow Earth model as it is popularly known.[37] Cross-sections of the Earth are depicted with a molten core and a rocky mantle.[10] However, in parallel realms with different laws of physics coexisting with our own, the Earth might be hollow. Jordan says that the toroidal shape of the Earth's magnetic field, with its lines entering and exiting through the planet, might have something to do with this. In actuality however, he fails to understand how magnetic fields work. When an electric charge moves, it generates a magnetic field perpendicular to the vector of its movement. If it does so circling around something (such as the axis of the Earth as the electrically-charged core rotates) the resulting magnetic field will have a toroidal shape. The shape of magnetic fields is nothing more than the result of the laws of physics within our universe.

Jesus[edit]

The Human History movie hijacked the central figure of Christianity. Though there is no problem in believing that Jesus of Nazareth was a historical person who has been mystified, Spirit Science essentially claims that Jesus was psychic, as if it were more believeable than claiming he was son of God. He was conceived through the "spiritual mating" of an Atlantean couple of survivors, all of which was Thoth's plan to guide humanity to an enlightened future. Jesus went to Tibet and lived there for 18 years to become an enlightened Buddhist guru. This was possibly ripped off from Christopher Moore's Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, but more likely some second- or third-hand regurgitation of 19th century ideas that were fringe even back then and stemmed from a mixture of Euhemerism, Orientalism, spiritualism, syncretism,Wikipedia's W.svg and "hoaxism" similar to the stuff found in the ideas about a Great White Brotherhood. By what means did a poor person travel thousands of kilometers is never explained, in the same way that no reliable evidence other a pseudohistory book is presented to back up this.

Jews[edit]

The Human History movie claims that Jews came from an unknown future location in space thousands of years ago. They are not humans, and that is why Moses tried to free his people. Whether this is antisemitism or just stupidity is for you to decide.

Martians[edit]

According to the imaginative "Human History" movie, Martians were red humanoids with a thriving civilization on Mars less than a million years ago, when it was very Earth-like. However, they screwed everything up when an experiment altered their mindset, making them amoral, greedy and power-hungry. The resulting wars ultimately blew up their atmosphere, forcing them to seek a better neighborhood to live, Earth.[30] If anything of this fantasy was true, and Martians literally "blew up" their atmosphere, its surface wouldn't only be plenty of fossils, but mummified corpses as well. Instantaneous exposure to near-vacuum would have boiled away water from the body of any living being, thereby preserving them. The destruction of the Martian atmosphere would not have resulted in the end of all life either. Apart from certain species of bacteria, an extremophile lichen was able to survive on Martian conditions.[38] The surviving Martian population settled on Earth. Gravity is 2.5 times stronger here, which would make walking problematic and falling fatal for the alien refugees. Last but not least ludicrous, Martians not only survived Earth's punishing gravity, but also managed to successfully mate with humans. It is not only improbable for aliens to look like us, but cross-breeding is genetically impossible. Besides, those Atlantians were presumably very, very open-minded to have sex with aliens.

Medicine[edit]

A satirical cartoon about medicine.

As a New Age site, Spirit Science is eager to talk about how flawed modern medicine is, while ignoring the downsides of alternatives.[39] Apparently, doctors do not learn not even most basic facts about nutrition,[39] despite the fact that a degree in medicine does contain subjects about it. Further, what we eat is so important, that there are degrees in nutrition. To say that health organizations are in cahoots with pharmaceutical corporations to make the public quit importance to nutrition is also false.

Occam's razor[edit]

In a video response to Martymer81, Jordan exposed his lack of awareness about Occam's razor (also known as the law of parsimony).[40] This method of problem-solving states that among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumption should be chosen. For example if there is no evidence of Atlantis, the appropriate explanation is that it simply did not exist, instead of saying that it vibrated a higher frequency and hence not leave any physical clue of its existence. In the aforementioned video, Jordan implied that it is a method for simplifying things, when explaining to Martymer81 how he could have expressed his skepticism.

Hi Jordan, let me understand what you mean. When an inventor has an idea, as soon as he thinks of it, it manifests where? In another dimension? Can you explain more about what that means? Further, when other people think of that idea too, it's because they see it… I don't really get it. Does anything have to do with the inventor talking about it? Can we Occam's razor this down a bit, so that it's simpler to understand for everybody and maybe we can all grow in our understanding of it?

Palmistry[edit]

Because why not?[41] Palmistry faces the same problem as astrology, lack of a plausible method to work. It is a placebo at best, invented for making people feel better about their struggles in life.[42]

Pineal gland[edit]

The pineal gland has hidden parapsychological powers that can be unleashed.[43]

Psychedelic drugs[edit]

The benefits are praised, while the risks are ignored.[44]

Reiki[edit]

A Reiki master can open your chakras.[17]

Sacred geometry[edit]

Drunvalo Melchizedek's Flower of Life is brought up ad nauseum.

The Moon[edit]

On December 25th, 2015, Jordan made a video named "Secrets of the Moon"[10] along with his friend the "Atlantis King",[45] where he misrepresents lunar science in an attempt to make his particular case for intelligent design.

Secrets of the Moon:RationalWiki:
[1:04] What’s stranger? The Moon is actually far too big to be a natural satellite of the Earth. If I’m not mistaken, there is not a single other planet in our Solar System whose moon compares in ratio to our own Earth-Moon ratio. Our moon is actually larger than Pluto.There are no limitations in the size of a natural satellite, other than it must always have a smaller radius than the planet that is orbiting to be considered that. For what we know, there could even be “double planets”. That our moon is larger than Pluto is not remarkable either, Ganymede and Titan are larger than Mercury but they as rightfully considered moons. And if Pluto had retained its planet status, the ratio of the Pluto-Charon system (0.51) would be greater than the Earth-Moon system (0.27). And an even larger ratio is that of dislikes to likes that your video currently has (~0.6).

[1:20] The current leading theory in science is that something like a Mars-sized planet-like rock came out of nowhere and hit the Earth, and then it became the Moon. And when those physics didn’t work out, they came up with a new theory, that said that the same planet-like rock-like thing hits the planet, bounces around and then hits it again, and then becomes the Moon. Needless to say, the physics still didn’t work.The leading explanation you have misrepresented is called the Great Impact hypothesis. It proposes that the Moon formed as a result of debris coalescing gravitationally just outside Earth’s Roche limit. The debris in turn was the result of a collision of the primordial Earth with a Mars-sized protoplanet named Theia. Such an event explains certain observations, such as the Moon having a relatively small metallic core (indicating that it came mostly from mantle material) and the Earth having a larger-than-expected metallic core (resulting from the fusion of the two previous cores). Physicists know that planetary collisions are not like a billiard game. Two colliding bodies can bounce off if they do so elastically: if they are rigid enough to withstand without deforming as a result. Otherwise, kinetic energy is spent deforming them and cannot be recovered. Planetary masses have such kinetic energy and gravitational pull that they cannot undergo intact after a close encounter, hence bouncing is impossible.

[1:44] Well, now that you ask, have you ever heard anything about it being hollow? [1:55] In November of 1969, NASA crashed a lunar module into the Moon causing the equivalent of one ton of TNT. NASA said that the Moon reverberated like a gong for half an hour. Then they did it again, causing the impact of 11 tons of TNT and it rang like a bell for over 4 hours. It vibrated in a way as if it were hollowed out, with giant hydraulic damper structures inside of it.The only conclusion NASA scientists came to is that the lunar surface material could reach a greater depth than previously thought. No mention is made of this suggesting dampening structures beneath the lunar surface, and indeed contradicts that the Moon has a hollow interior.[46]

[2:20] The surface of the Moon contains minerals like titanium, but also processed metals like brass and mica. It also contains something called uranium-236 and neptunium, which are both minerals that have never been found to occur naturally. Uranium-236 is a long-lived nuclear waste that appears in spent nuclear fuel and neptunium is a radioactive by-product of nuclear reactors when plutonium is being created. This means that at least some of the rocks on the Moon are most likely synthetic, and while it’s only a theory, I wouldn’t say it’s illogical to come to the conclusion that it could artificially-created.About each of the substances:
  • Titanium is a naturally-occurring chemical element, not a mineral.
  • Mica is a naturally-occurring mineral, not a processed metal.
  • Copper-zinc alloy fragments were found on the Moon and called “brass”, but the experts clarified that it had no terrestrial analogue.[47]
  • On another article, we explain that uranium-236 is continuously being created by solar wind affecting uranium-235, which has a longer half-life.
  • Neptunium is a naturally-occurring chemical element.

[3:01] Well, craters should vary in depth due to the size and impact of the various space rocks that hit them, right? We can tell that there was a difference in the meteor sizes that hit the Moon by the diameters of each crater. And yet, how can all of them, across the board, are the same depth?This is a lie; lunar craters can vary greatly in depth.

[4:38] And just like the tides, it even bends the water in our bodies. That’s why at nights with full moon there’s always an increase in violent crimes.The Moon does not bend the water in our bodies. Electromagnetic radiation or gravity could affect our physiology, but it has been hard for many studies to show a direct correlation.[48] Regardless, affecting life on Earth would not indicate that the Moon is artificial.

Thoth[edit]

Perhaps one of the wackiest claims is that of the existence of Thoth.[12] In the infamous Human History movie, it is "revealed" that Thoth wasn't actually an Egyptian god, but the Priest King of Atlantis.

What is Thoth? A man with a bird beak, according to his cartoon depictions. Nothing is stated about his mother or wife, but his father was one the founders of Atlantis named Thome, and Thoth had a son named Tat. Even more, Tat has a secret brotherhood named after him that has been protecting sacred places to this day.[12]

When a cataclysmic event was coming, Thoth and two of his friends traveled to the land of Khem, currently the Gizah plateau, and build the pyramids through their supernatural prowess. Since the destruction of Atlantis, Thoth is a disembodied immortal spirit that some decades ago decided to pass all his knowledge that humanity had forgotten into a single man, Drunvalo Melchizedek. Instead of revealing himself simultaneously to hundreds of respected figures within political, scientific and academic circles, this incredibly wise being decided that giving that knowledge to a single individual that nobody had heard about was the best option.

Time travel[edit]

There are occurrences of this.[49] This can be achieved both technologically[49] or spiritually[12] using the Merkaba.

Vibration[edit]

Everything can be seen as being a vibration of something according the site,[50] with quantum mechanics backing this up. Everything has a 'frequency', and changing it phases something out of existence. Having different frequencies is SS's ticket for unfalsifiable claims. For example, there is no evidence for Atlantis because its events along with the continent itself, existed at a much higher frequency. DNA has more than two strands undetectable by technology for the same reason.

Water[edit]

In October 13, 2012 a video named "Spirit Science 20 ~ Water" was subbed.[36]

Water:RationalWiki:
[0:06] The time has come for us to talk about water. This’s been one of those things who has caused some disputes in the comments’ and discussions ever since episode one, when I brought up Dr. Emoto, who spent his life researching water and demonstrated that by projecting love onto water and freezing the water, it would cause the water to freeze in beautiful patterns. Projecting negatively onto water caused the water to form like this [amorphous shapes]. And that’s a pretty dramatic difference.Setting aside that Masaru Emoto holds no actual doctorate in science, we have an entire article dedicated to him. Most tellingly, he was even invited by James Randi to his One Million Dollar Paranormal ChallengeWikipedia's W.svg in 2003 to reproduce his experiments under laboratory conditions, but was reluctant to participate. Totally unexpected if he is an honest person willing to demonstrate the veracity of his work.

[0:38]Now, the common argument from the sceptical perspective is that there was a triple blind study on Emoto's research and several times they didn't see nearly the same results that Emoto did. Does this mean Emoto is a lying, crazy Japanese guy? Not necessarily. He seems like a pretty level-headed guy. Could it mean that the people who did the triple blind studies didn't understand what Emoto understood about water? Well, I feel like this may be more of a possibility but this is what we're going to discuss today.First, are you not aware that the best liars, by definition, seem honest? Second, Emoto’s work was simple enough that no misunderstandings are possible. Show different emotions to water and you will affect how its crystal form when freezing or how the rice it contains ferments.

[1:10] We also know that every living species of life on Earth comes from water and needs water to grow this includes crystals too by the way.Crystals need a liquid medium to form, but not necessarily water. If what is being crystalized is the medium itself, a slow cooling time is important. If the crystal grows from a solution, then a rapid evaporation will accelerate the process.

[1:44] Water is the only element in existence that can exist in three states solid liquid and gas. [Correction by Jordan: Yes, many other Elements can exist in 3 states. But think about this from the 4 Elements Perspective.But still,
  • Water is a chemical compound, not an element.
  • Plenty of other substances can exist in those states.
  • Even among the classical elements, water is not unique in that aspect. Air can be cooled until condensation.[51]

[2:05] Well, it’s the only element that expands when it freezes and contracts when it heats. Every other element on the planet does the opposite, which science to date cannot explain.Water molecules when frozen form an hexagonal pattern, which takes up more space than when they are chaotically going around as a liquid.[52]

[2:29] Why does water have the highest surface tension of all liquids? Why is it that it's the most powerful solvent on earth? And why is water able to rise against gravity through the trunks of giant trees against thousands of atmospheres of pressure? Want to know the truth? The truth is that there are a lot of unanswered questions about water and what it is, that we have absolutely no logical conclusive answers to. This is an absolutely beautiful thing because admitting that we know nothing allows us to open up to learn new things about what it is that we want to know.Accepting your own ignorance is good, but not assuming that anyone else knows as little as you do.
  • Water does not have the highest surface tension of all liquids.
  • Water is the best solvent due to its high dipole moment.
  • Water rises through the trunks of trees thanks to capillarityWikipedia's W.svg.

Stupidity Spirit Science rejects[edit]

Don't get us wrong. There's stuff that is just not accepted.

Biblical literalism[edit]

In the FAQ page, when responding to question number 9, Jordan says:[53]

It is important to remember that regardless of what any doctrine or religion has written ~ Those words are written by Men.

However, he has no problem in believing in the Exodus narrative, as shown in the Human History movie. Jordan basically rejects all the parts in religious scriptures that are inconvenient for his belief system.

Moon landing hoax[edit]

According to the Moon video, NASA did have the technical capabilities to send vehicles to the Moon.[10]

Young Earth Creationism[edit]

It's incredible, but Spirit Science is not into it. That doesn't imply that its other claims aren't as wrong as those of fundamentalists though. The Human History movie indicates that the world is much older than six millennia. Sadly though, it incorrectly states that modern humans and the Sphynx have been around for much longer than what is generally agreed.

In response to criticism[edit]

The show already preemptively instructs to "neither believe nor disbelieve" its claims.[54]The followers usually quote this when criticism arises. But smashing your rational capabilities so that you form no conclusions about the likelihood of claims is itself a problem, and it is also clear that these followers do believe the claims, often defending them.

The show has responded to another YouTube channel that voiced criticism. The response went on and on about how "I understand what you are going through" and stuff, without actually stating what that was. It was a kind of "horoscope"-style response to criticism, vague enough that the followers could imagine that it was on point.

Jordan, along with his website, is hypocritical, i.e. expects standards from others that doesn't himself adhere to. He accuses "mainstream" science of being dogmatic and asks people to have an open mind about his ideas,[26] while he himself won't refrain from deleting a comment pointing out all the bullshit he says in a video.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. Pearce, Jordan. What’s in a Name — Part 2. jordanpearce.com. 8 December 2013.
  3. All the while running the risk of building up school shooter levels of desperate angst as reality irrevocably catches back up.
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  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Spirit Science (14 March 2012). "Spirit Science 3 ~ Channeling". YouTube.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Spirit Science (3 January 2012). "The Solution". YouTube
  8. Krauss, Edward H.; Slawson, Chester B. (1939). "Variation of hardness in the diamond". American Mineralogist 24: 661-676. 
  9. What are the physical properties of an emerald?. Multicolour.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Secrets of the Moon. Spirit Science. YouTube. 25 December 2014.
  11. Mars Retrograde. Spirit Science. YouTube. 18 March 2014.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Spirit Science (31 January 2012). "Spirit Science 12 ~ The Human History Movie". YouTube.
  13. Bryner, Jeanna. "Supermoon" Lunacy: Does the Moon make us crazy?. LiveScience. 18 March 2011.
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  16. 16.0 16.1 Spirit Science 34_1 ~ The Backster Effect. YouTube. 19 April 2017.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Chakras. Spirit Science. YouTube. 29 December 2011.
  18. The purpose behind "chemtrails": geoengineering programs confirmed at UN climate change conference. Spirit Science. 24 March 2016.
  19. Crystals. Spirit Science. YouTube. 8 January 2012.
  20. What can psychology tell you about your extraterrestrial beliefs?. Spirit Science. 15 August 2016.
  21. Dna Activation. Spirit Science. YouTube. 1 October 2012.
  22. See the Wikipedia article on Triple-stranded DNA.
  23. Edgar Cayce. The Skeptic's Dictionary. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  24. Protect yourself from negative energy. Spirit Science. 10 March 2017.
  25. Evolution. Spirit Science. 15 March 2014.
  26. 26.0 26.1 Evolution. Spirit Science. YouTube. 27 September 2012.
  27. See the Wikipedia article on Pleiades.
  28. See the Wikipedia article on Sirius.
  29. You should be angry about the high levels of fluoride added to your water; here's why. Spirit Science. 9 July 2016.
  30. 30.0 30.1 Spirit Science (1 January 2012). "Spirit Science 12_1 ~ Rise of Atlantis". YouTube.
  31. Spirit Science (4 January 2012). "Spirit Science 12_4 ~ The Fall". YouTube.
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  34. "The 44 Chromosome Man". genetics.thetech.org. Published 26 February 2010.
  35. The cereal brands that are labeling their GMO products as 100% natural. Spirit Science. 8 May 2016.
  36. 36.0 36.1 Water. Spirit Science. YouTube. 13 October 2012.
  37. The Science of the Hollow Earth Theory. Spirit Science. 26 March 2014.
  38. Baldwin, Edwin (26 April 2012). "Lichen survives harsh Mars environment". SkyMania.
  39. 39.0 39.1 Spirit Science 33_1 ~ Let Food Be Thy Medicine. YouTube. 20 March 2017.
  40. "SS Mailbag 2 ~ Debunker Showdown Spirit Science Spirit Science ". YouTube. 18 November 2013.
  41. The history of palmistry: what do your hands say about your personality?. Spirit Science. 13 August 2013.
  42. Pejic NG. Palmistry, tarot cards, and psychotherapy. NCBI. PubMed. The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society. March-April 2008.
  43. Pineal gland. Spirit Science.
  44. Psychedelic. Spirit Science.
  45. Atlantis King. YouTube.
  46. https://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/pg15.htm
  47. Alfred A. Levinson and S. Ross Taylor. “Moon Rocks and Minerals.” p 90-91. 4 December 2015.
  48. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16407788
  49. 49.0 49.1 10 inexplicable occurrences that indicate time travel exists. Spirit Science. 27 January 2016.
  50. Spirit Science (1 January 2012). "Spirit Science 7 ~ Dimensions". YouTube
  51. http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=219
  52. The Expansion of Water upon Freezing”. Hyperphysics website.
  53. Spirit Science FAQ. Spirit Science. Deleted.
  54. "Spirit Science 10 ~ The Math of God." YouTube.