"Here lies one whose name was writ in water..."

@article{Ball2007HereLO,
  title={"Here lies one whose name was writ in water..."},
  author={Philip Ball},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2007}
}
  • P. Ball
  • Published 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Nature
A survey of evidence for the 'memory' of liquid water casts little light on its putative role in homeopathy, says Philip Ball. 
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