Tags: debunking, Deepak Chopra, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Mysticism, science |
You know, it’s never been adequately explained to me what counts as observing, and how ‘observing’ a state isn’t itself a magical handwaving.
It seems indeed that these new agers have an universal mind (I doubt they have conscience at all). Isn’t that thing quite the same than what the dudes from “The Secret” and “What the bleep you know?” proclaimed?
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FAIL. Don’t bother suiting New Age beliefs to suit quantum mechanics. It won’t work.
Why is “entrance” spelt “enterance” by the way?
Reil; From my limited education in quantum mechanics (which consists primarily of seemingly-credible internet sources), “observation” refers to certain types of interactions, especially those which involve the scaling up of data to be meaningful in the macroscale world.
I personally figure that any to objects, even quantum particles, that come close enough to justify being considered as point masses (rather than fields), can be said to be observing one another. Most experiments demonstrating the wave-properties of small particles (that I know of) allow those particles to travel long distances or go for long stretches of time in relative solitude. If a real physicist would like to correct me, by all means, do so. I am but a humble biochem student.
@Tianlinzhang. Thanks I’ve fixed it.
@Joe Z. That explaination does sound right. Although I’m no expert either. Just someone who cracked open a book or two and tried to make sense of it. More than Deepak has ever done (or probably cares too).
why can’t there be something smaller inside the microtubules?
Once you go smaller than the microtubule the system breakds down. You’re not talking about consciousness anymore. Just because our brain is made of synapses, neurons, microtubles and then atoms, neutrons, protons and electrons, it needs the sum of its parts to function as consciousness. The only thing you can apply to quantum mechanics is the subatomic particles, at which case you’re not talking about consciousness anymore.
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