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Huffington Post Science Fail

Robert Lanza at Huffington Post attempts to inject science into philosophy yet again:

But according to biocentrism, reality is a process that involves our consciousness. In contrast to dreams, we assume the everyday world is just “out there” and that we play no role in its appearance. We think they’re different. Yet experiments show just the opposite: day-to-day reality is no more objective or observer-independent than dreams. The most vivid illustration of this is the famous two-hole experiment. When you watch a particle go through the holes, it behaves like a bullet, passing through one hole or the other. But if no one observes the particle, it exhibits the behavior of a wave and can pass through both holes at the same time. This and other experiments tell us that unobserved particles exist only as waves of probability.

Science Fail. Like Deepak Chopra and his absurd quantum healing ideas, the author intentionally or unintentionally misunderstands the concept of “observation” as it relates to quantum physics, and, like Chopra, uses that misunderstanding to shoehorn quantum physics’ legitimacy into his pseudoscience. While there may be yet-unknown relationships between our conscious experience and the laws of space-time, we don’t need feel-good, self-centered philosophy polluting the questions.

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