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Quantum Mysticism? (And need help with a book)

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Jotto999User avatarPosts: 572Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:18 amLocation: Ontario, Canada Gender: Male

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My mother believes in some sort of quantum mysticism. On the phone, she said I am too narrow-minded about my "overly scientific views", and that I should read this book that she says "is very intriguing". A while later in the mail;
http://books.google.ca/books?id=f5aDqPr ... q=&f=false
http://www.amazon.com/Medium-Mystic-Phy ... 1581152736
"The Medium, The Mystic, and the Physicist".

...I get a copy of this.

Unfortunately, I know pretty much nothing about quantum physics, and I feel out of place talking about it, even just on debunking quackery. I want to say that this book looks like BS, though. It looks to me like the typical hijacked version of quantum physics that you see on those videos of people talking who smoked too much DMT, or theists desperately trying to make their beliefs not only fit into science, but "completely change science as we know it!".

But like I said, of any subject, quantum physics is something I know nothing of. Anyone care to comment on this kind of thing? Should I bother to read the book, or just tell my mother I'm not really interested?

Let me know what you think.
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Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:27 am
scalyblueUser avatarPosts: 1417Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:02 am

Post Re: Quantum Mysticism? (And need help with a book)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_mysticism

Btw that book is published by a small time wannabe imprint of random house that essentaily publishes anything submitted by anybody with a college degree
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Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:36 am
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Jotto999User avatarPosts: 572Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:18 amLocation: Ontario, Canada Gender: Male

Post Re: Quantum Mysticism? (And need help with a book)

xman, I think that video pretty much sums up exactly what I need to tell her. I'm going to show it to her, and see what she thinks. Thank you for posting that, very educational and useful. If anyone else tries to convince that my confidence in science is false, I can show them this.
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Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:52 am
Koss42User avatarPosts: 8Joined: Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:44 amLocation: 127.0.0.1, Texas, The United Colonies of America

Post Re: Quantum Mysticism? (And need help with a book)

That Video is just pure awesome sauce! Including their new one they put out on faith. Win!
For every fact there is an infinity of hypotheses. ~Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, 1974
Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:57 pm
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