Tuesday, August 18, 2009
My woo-detector is finely honed, as it turns out.
This guy (beware of popups) never met a theory he didn't like and never saw two items he couldn't link in a dozen meaningful ways. He sent me a long e-mail asking for a review of his research. As I'm busy with work, and my woo-dar overloaded rather quickly, I figured I'd let someone else waste their...er, review this.
There's the famous quote from Feynman, "If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics." It's bad enough when real scientists get there, but when schizotypal folks get this stuff in their brains it's like giving a kaleidoscope to an acid-freak in a room full of disco lights. (I think I found next weekend's special activity!)
In the spirit of The Matrix, some of us opted for the red pill and this guy took an everlasting gobstopper dipped in some of Timothy Leary's 'quantum enlightener'.