Tuesday, December 9, 2014

#344 / Collective Evolution

The website of Collective Evolution claims that CE, as it calls itself, is "now one of the world’s most popular alternative media, production, and community outlets that gives readers an opportunity to reshape their everyday way of thinking." 

The image above came from an article on the CE website that explores the implications of quantum physics, finding that "nothing is solid and everything is energy." Another article says "consciousness creates reality." This article also makes reference to the discoveries of modern physics, which definitely do challenge our "everyday way of thinking."

Since our "everyday way of thinking" is demonstrably leading us towards a disaster that is global in scope, I would be happy to find a way to reshape our current reality. 

I am pretty sure that we can reshape it; at least I hope so, since we have to!

If quantum physics helps in that reshaping process (and maybe it will), then let's all study up!

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  1. This is abject pseudoscience! One would have to be totally and completely scientifically illiterate to buy into this quantum woo for a picosecond. You should be ashamed.
    Collective Evolution is rife with anti-medicine [1], conspiracy theories [2], and well-known hoaxes [3], etc. They are anti-vaccine [4], deny global warming [5], believe in chemtrails [6], UFOs [7], etc. It's an evil website and you've done an evil thing by promoting their nonsense. Retract this post.
    1. http://ramblingsofsheldon.blogspot.com/2013/02/alternative-medicine-site-thinks-that.html
    2. http://hatepseudoscience.com/2014/04/01/government-experiments-reveal-humans-are-capable-of-bending-physical-objects-with-their-mind-or-not/
    3. http://aquilusdomini.blogspot.com/2014/05/quacks-pseudoscience-and-general.html
    4. http://www.collective-evolution.com/tag/vaccines/
    5. http://www.collective-evolution.com/tag/global-warming/
    6. http://www.collective-evolution.com/tag/chemtrails/
    7. http://www.collective-evolution.com/tag/ufos/

  2. The fact that the CE web site is a collection of pseudoscience, spiritual speculation and some real science does not discount the findings of quantum physics. One does not need this site to study quantum physics or the implications of subatomic physics for everyday life.

    That being said, there is nothing in quantum mechanics that implies that we can think the material world into the way we want it to be. Regardless of the nature of the quantum world, the material world still requires action on the part of flesh and blood human beings to make change.

    We can make a better place for humans in the material world by changing ourselves such that we stop destroying the natural world, and ourselves, but that doesn’t depend on quantum physics.

    I’ll be dealing with the intersections among quantum physics, Taoism, conservation biology and environmentalism on my new web site and blog: Humans Are Nature (http://humansarenature.weebly.com/)

  3. For those who would like to find out more about (real) quantum physics the man behind the "Physics Police" recommends The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volume III. You can track that down at - http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/III_toc.html

  4. I also recommended to "Gary Patton" the Perimeter Institute lecture series on quantum mechanics by Richard Epp. http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/video-library/collection/issyp-virtual

  5. Don't forget Joel Primack and Anthony Aguirre at our own UCSC Institute for the Philosophy of Cosmology!


  6. Um, they don't have free online lectures. I shared the Feynman and Epp links for their accessibility.

  7. Mike, I'm surprised you like Primack. Seems like he's part of the Global Warming conspiracy! lol http://blog.sfgate.com/jprimack/2011/06/30/is-climate-change-a-scientific-hoax/


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