It’s becoming a pet peeve of mine when pseudoscience spiritual bloggers use scientific theories and experiments to try and validate their opinions.
So I seen this random news feed title
“10 Scientific Studies That Prove Consciousness Can Alter Our Physical Material World”
and followed that rabbit…and in truth the “10 Scientific Studies” was what drew me… 😛
Don’t bother looking it is not as it would be made to represent. It’s just a rehashing of old new age malarkey and a liberal use of the word “Scientific” which is why I write this post.
The article topic outs the regular faith healer canon of arguments such and Remote viewing, global consciousness and spoon bending, seriously, spoon bending and they didn’t even bat an eye…
Now, why I write. Leading off the topics is 1. The Quantum Double Slit Experiment.
“The quantum double slit experiment is a great example of how consciousness and our physical material world are intertwined. One potential revelation of this experience is that “the observer creates the reality.”
Which sums up the gist of it and is exactly what is wrong with pseudoscience and this article which, and most importantly, is represented as science…SPOILER ALERT it is NOT.
In response to the numerous, comments and likes I decided to focus on the Quantum Double Slit Experiment…
Just because we can find parallel correlations in the random minutia of opinion and theory, simply drawing correlations doesn’t verify the opinion…
1. Double slit experiment + 2. some intangible opinion = 3. layman’s fact
Lets take the double slit experiment and map it to… well how about a relationship, or rather, the inner workings of decision making of a single person to the decision making of a joint decision team.
For the laymen who need to brush up on “Quantum Double Slit Experiment”.
Okay, the analogy shall be thus:
Lets start with the single slit barrier test.
A single person has decision and in the process of realization he filters the decision through his mind (single slit barrier) and the results of this create a single line of results…
Now the double slit barrier test.
A “joint decision making team” have decision and in the process of their realization they filter their decision through both minds, for clarity sake, her mind (the first slit) & his mind (the second slit barrier) and the results of this create a band of results with interference… and anyone who ‘s been with a narrow minded mate knows the interference can get varied, to say the lest…
Finally, the double slit barrier test + an observer
Finally, when you repeat the second experiment where the decision is passed through the filter of both minds but observe the path of the decision as it passes through just one mind. Low and behold results of this create a single line. Which means under scrutiny a once varied pattern reverts to a single line result… no kidding Sherlock, I don’t know about everyone, but believe you me, when my ex would scrutinize my reasoning some how she would align my decision, and I mean, singular, interferenceless…
Ha ha ha…so there it is.
The point is. Just because we can find parallel correlations in the random minutia of opinion and theory, simply drawing correlations doesn’t verify the opinion…
Keeping an open mind, doesn’t mean puncturing holes in it.