this recent paper from the rich and loamy literature of homeopathy. It is a marvellous paper; just look at it. Magic water contains silica nanoparticles, structured like molecular-scale keys for their therapeutic effect. When magic water is mixed with the natural kind and shaken in the right way, the nanoparticles are self-reproducing because more silica dissolves or spalls off the inside of the test-tube containing the agitation, and crystallises around the existing particles into more copies of identical shape. Thus dilution increases potency. Self-organisation... hormesis...epitaxy... everything is there, lacking only evidence that a therapeutic effect exists and requires an explanation.
mistaken in the 1960s for 'polywater'. In other words, what we are dealing with here is homeopathic polywater, such as has been warned against elsewhere as a stream-crossingly bad combination. Even in undiluted form, polywater is a disinhibiting drug known for its shirtless-George-Takei side-effects. Just imagine the potential for havoc if it is potentiated by dilution (as might happen, for instance, in an aquatic environment where small fragments of silica undergo further agitation, abrasion and triturition by rhythmic movements of the water). We might be dealing with a veritable epidemic of disinhibition and shirtlessness.
BONUS silicaeous personality type:
...the substance that holds tissue together called collagen is high in silica.
People who benefit from Silicea are those who may, like a computer chip, store information (they are usually quite bright), but do not have the self-confidence, the "psychological collagen," to stand up for themselves to impart it. The Silicea person may be strong but they can also be brittle and crack easily under pressure, just like glass. And like the wilting blade of grass or the stalk of grain that is deficient in silica, people who need Silicea lack grit or a backbone. The non-reactive nature of the mineral silica is exhibited by the Silicea person's tendency to complacently vegetate as the world moves around them.
Like graphite and diamond, the mineral silica has a high melting point (1700 degree C). Similarly, people who need Silicea have great difficulty getting and keeping warm. They have a loss of vital heat.
The Silicea person's obsession with pins and little things may be like the substance itself which becomes more dangerous when it is broken down into smaller and finer pieces or particles, leading to silicosis.
Just as the mineral silica cannot be assimiliated well by the human digestive tract, people who need Silicea have a poor assimiliation of food. Ironically (or predictably) enough, these people crave objects which are high in silica: dirt, sand, and hair.