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Old 01-30-2015, 01:15 PM
 
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It was an analogy...
Looks like someone was being overly literal and didn't understand the philosophical implications of your post. Heh...
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:19 PM
 
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Here's a web site that uses Deepak's phrases and terminology to generate random sentences of "wisdom" in the form of fake Deepak Chopra quotes.

Random Deepak Chopra Quote Generator - Wisdom of Chopra
Yep. Computers are pretty good at putting together what are essentially mad-libs of random phrases stuffed together into barely-connected paragraphs. That such output matches the style of certain posters is not surprising to anyone who has been around here for a while, I'd imagine.
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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Yep. Computers are pretty good at putting together what are essentially mad-libs of random phrases stuffed together into barely-connected paragraphs. That such output matches the style of certain posters is not surprising to anyone who has been around here for a while, I'd imagine.
Love it!

Last edited by Freak80; 01-30-2015 at 02:18 PM.. Reason: KC already linked to the New Age BS Generator
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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RationalWiki has an article devoted to Quantum Mysticism: Quantum Woo -RationalWiki
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Old 01-30-2015, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there.
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Here's a web site that uses Deepak's phrases and terminology to generate random sentences of "wisdom" in the form of fake Deepak Chopra quotes.

Random Deepak Chopra Quote Generator - Wisdom of Chopra



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RationalWiki has an article devoted to Quantum Mysticism: Quantum Woo -RationalWiki


Cried laughing.
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Some have turned quantum woo into a career, such as Deepak Chopra, who often presents ill-defined concepts of quantum physics as proof for God and other magical thinking.
Chopra should make this the title of his next book;

'Deepak Chopra
Quantum Woo'

LOL
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Old 01-30-2015, 04:12 PM
 
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QEDI am NOT Deepak Chopra and have no desire to bamboozle anyone.
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It was an analogy...
-NoCapo
Hahahaha . . .
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Looks like someone was being overly literal and didn't understand the philosophical implications of your post. Heh...
Touche'
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Old 01-31-2015, 01:38 AM
 
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QEDI am NOT Deepak Chopra and have no desire to bamboozle anyone.
Of course you don't, no more than Creationists have a desire to bamboozle anyone. They only want to impart the truth they know through faith to those too blinkered to see it. That the arguments they use turn out to be incorrect or at least without any sound evidence to support them nevertheless adds up to an effort to bamboozle their listeners, though that was never their intention (or I am willing to believe that of the majority of them, at any rate).

So I believer that you are sincere, but your arguments don't in fact seem to have any more substance that Deepak's, if you argue that using incorrect physics just as an analogy to indicate a purported greater reality.

At best it makes it a belief without any sound evidence rather than a hypothesis based on wrong evidence.
And before you start stiffing and blinding, I should point out that it doesn't impress that (so it seems) you initially denied that your physics was wrong at all and now you seem to be saying that it wasn't intended to be right but just an analogy of some sort of reality beyond physics.

Deepakism, is what it sounds like.
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Old 01-31-2015, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Northeastern US
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So I believe that you are sincere, but your arguments don't in fact seem to have any more substance that Deepak's, if you argue that using incorrect physics just as an analogy to indicate a purported greater reality.
I doubt neither Mystic's sincerity, nor that he 's sincerely wrong.

I've seen Deepak's enormous ego on full display in a number of disgusting ways, though, which make me doubt HIS sincerity and make me unwilling to equate Mystic the person with Deepak the person ... so to be clear, the analogy (ahem) here is between the beliefs and the rationale for them, not between the persons.
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Old 01-31-2015, 07:48 AM
 
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Why am I spending time on this forum when I could be out in the world selling woo to gullible "spiritual" folks?
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:14 AM
 
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Why am I spending time on this forum when I could be out in the world selling woo to gullible "spiritual" folks?
Because you are an atheist and the truth is important?
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