Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Seriously - beware of popups....
Posted by: Matt D.
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'.
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This kinda thing is darkly entertaining for awhile... then it starts to make yer head spin. I didn't check them all, but almost every other word in his spiel is a link to Wikipedia. Didn't take me long to find a funny quote:
"Science is generally resistant to the idea that in the human being there could be a soul or light body above and beyond the physical body, or some entity besides the body and its structures, an entity which survives the death of the body, for the fundamental reason that scientists cannot conceive of any memory or personality traits existing without the support of the brain or the body."
Keep in mind that key words above (like "Scientists" and "idea") are linked to Wikipedia, just in case you want to look them up.
I don't think this guy deserves a rebuttal, just nod your head and back away slowly...
Reminds me of an aliens site I laughed at on a boring day:
Oh come on, it's no worse than TimeCube.ReplyDelete
good thing i use linux, or my computer would have been overrun by malware...that was a ridiculous amount of pop-upsReplyDelete
so what's more plausible: this guys "research" or the idea that a god-man came to earth and the only way to be saved is to eat his body and drink his blood?
My eyes, my eyes... zee goggles, zay do nothing!ReplyDelete
Oh man, there's no way I am gonna wade through that insanity combinatorial explosion.
It's like he took all of the stupid ideas out of all possible schools of human intellectual endeavour and combined them in the one webpage.
Holy shit, literally.ReplyDelete
Appropriate material for the recent anniversary of Woodstock I suppose, but otherwise, well, unintelligible.
Sounds like the kind of thing that comes out of my mother when you issue precipitous terms like "spirituality" in ambient discourse.
Er, what was this supposed to be about again?
I just love the way it reads like a 4th grade book report, complete with the Internet versions of glitter and glue.ReplyDelete
"My kooky website is called Ascension Q. It is about ascending. Ascension is good and we should do it. I hope you liked by kooky website."
I blame the hippies... and not just because this guy suffers from acid-induced crackpottery. Between the hugs, the drugs, the Newage Sewage, and the misguided attempts to make everyone feel like they are equal, the hippies are responsible!ReplyDelete
Now every goon with basic typing skills and $10 a month for a website can turn his Saturday night drug- and drink-fueled BS sessions with his buddies about an episode of bad TV Sci-Fi into a full-on "philosophy" or "science" presentation. No doubt, this is consuming more and more of this guy's life, and pretty soon we'll be paying his disability checks.
"This theory is a philosophical attempt "ReplyDelete
And I'm stopping right there. Until Philosophical can be accurately retitled "Scientific" or "Empirical" I have no reason to waste my time on the theory. You can Philosophically materalize any woo from out of the aether, as our friend in question has demonstrated.
There was a phisophical "Theory" in a research magazine I read called the "Vivocentric theory of the universe" where it asserted that life creates the universe (time space) around it. Isn't that cute...BUT IT'S WRONG!
Until you can give me something that would show your idea has an actual tether to reality you're writing either poetry or sci-fi/fantasy. Not that there is anything wrong with either of those...but don't confuse it with science.
My trusty Google Chrome browser blocked about 5 pop-ups while I journeyed through that dark yet colorful site. These types don't even deserve responses, because their sense of reason or rationality is all but lost. It's sad, but if he wants to believe all this stuff, it's in his rights as long as it doesn't infringe upon mine.ReplyDelete
I would suggest Victor Stenger's new book called Quantum Gods. It's about how people misuse science, specifically quantum physics, to make all sorts of silly woo religious claims.ReplyDelete
nothing you liars ever say or do means anything:ReplyDelete
HOW WE WON THE JAMES RANDI MILLION DOLLAR PARANORMAL CHALLENGE:
the objective was simple:
1) to reveal that Nostradamus was a genuine prophet who could predict
the future with 100% accuracy;
2) to demonstrate that prophecy and atheism are not compatible with
each other and are mutually exclusive;
3) therefore dawkins, pz, randi and their skeptic atheist followers
were deluded liars...
and we achieved our MISSION 100%...
"For God's mercy will be poured forth only for a certain time, my son,
until the majority of my prophecies are fulfilled and this fulfillment
is complete. Then *****several times***** in the course of the doleful
tempests the Lord shall say: Therefore I shall crush and destroy and
show no mercy; and many other circumstances shall result from floods
and continual rain of which I have written more fully in my other
prophecies, composed at some length, not in a chronological sequence,
in prose, limiting the places and times and ****EXACT DATES**** so
that future generations will see, while experiencing these
****inevitable events****, how I have listed others in clearer
language, so that despite their obscurities these things shall be
understood: When the time comes for the removal of ignorance, the
matter will be clearer still."
hahaha hoo-boy, following the links of that last guy above me, Dave, was the funniest thing I've read all week.ReplyDelete
I was hoping that I'd actually see some attempted proof that somebody had won the Randi Million-dollar challenge, but it was one video of a FAILED attempt plus several webpages ranting about six-legged goats and the end of the world.
Oh well, good for a laugh.
Oh, yes. I remember the six legged goat page, but I never knew what they were talking about. As I read it, I imagined Will Farrel yelling "You think you're so hot, well, we got a six legged goat. That's right, losers. You all can suck it!"ReplyDelete
But seriously, Dave. If this was not just a random spamming, then there is a reason this is not evidence. You're not predicting the future. You're predicting the past. Anyone can take a few hits of acid and then say something that can one day be twisted around to sound prophetic. The problem is that it is easy to distort things after the fact to make some passages sound as though they referred to the current event.
If you want to win the challenge, you will have to predict something, and make sense of the prediction, without the benefit of hindsight.
*starts to hum the spider-pig theme*ReplyDelete
Is that an image of an everlasting-gobstopper? Doesn't it look like one?ReplyDelete
love is to the spirit, not the body.ReplyDelete
the person behind the eyes it the ultimate contact. body be damned.
get over the god, goddess thing. hang on to the human.