Water is the Means, Medium and Message of Life

Water is the Means, Medium and Message of Life

Mae-Wan Ho

Institute of Science in Society, UK

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Everyone knows water is essential for life, and generations of scientists have marvelled at the properties of water that make it especially fit for life. Yet this simple, ubiquitous chemical compound has remained completely mysterious until quite recently. New evidence is beginning to unlock the mysteries. Liquid water is quantum coherent even at ordinary temperatures and pressure. It associates with macromolecules and membranes in a liquid crystalline configuration that enables enzymes and nucleic acids to function as quantum molecular machines that transform and transfer energy at close to 100% efficiency. Liquid crystalline water at interfaces also provides the excitation energy that enables it to split into hydrogen and oxygen in photosynthesis, simultaneously generating electricity for intercommunication and for the redox chemistry that ultimately powers the entire biosphere. Water is the means, medium and message of life; ‘the rainbow within that mirrors the one in the sky’.


liquid crystalline water, proton conduction, quantum coherence, quantum jazz, resonant energy transfer


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