7th July 2009

“Misguided interpretations of quantum physics are a classic hallmark of pseudoscience, usually of the New Age variety, but some religious groups are now appealing to aspects of quantum weirdness to account for free will. Beware: this is nonsense.”

Amanda Gefter

3 Responses to “7th July 2009”

  1. Please engage brain Says:

    Thesaurus: bunkum
    Something that does not have or make sense: balderdash, blather, claptrap, drivel, garbage, idiocy, pseudoscience, nonsense, piffle, poppycock, rigmarole, rubbish, tomfoolery, trash, twaddle. Informal tommyrot. Slang applesauce, baloney, bilge, bull, bunk, crap, hooey, malarkey. See knowledge/ignorance.

  2. tiny warfin Says:

    whilst im not saying this is wrong i would like to know why its right?

    roger penrose wrote two lengthy books that disagree with this quote

    and being as ms gefter has no clear idea how the human brain works

    and no proof to the contrary this is the kind of statement that got us in this muddle in the 1st place

    in fact she just made a statment of excactly the kind she wants to stand against !

    it aint science its belief

    i like to believe my brain works in 10 dimensions and will continue to do so till proof arrives in either dimension


  3. Chris Says:

    The burden of proof lies with the person making the claim. If quantum weirdness is responsible for free will, the claim should be testable. If it is NOT testable (and repeatable) then it remains an unfounded assertion and carries as much weight as my claim that I am God. Anyone can claim anything. Where would we be if all such claims carried equal weight? As with actual baloney, too much will kill you.