Quantum Consciousnonsense

The annoying recent trend among popular western mindfulness meditation advocates of pretending that mental processes like consciousness are best explained by quantum theory. [caption id="attachment_1989" align="alignright" width="300"]Heisenberg would certainly dispute Quantum Consciousness on principle. Heisenberg would certainly dispute Quantum Consciousness on principle.[/caption] In fact, while the brain and body are highly complex and not yet fully understood, they almost certainly operate via predictable biochemical neurological processes, which occur several orders of magnitude above the quantum domain. Essentially a modern day version of The God of The Gaps, attempting to fill the hole in current scientific knowledge with wishful but empowering platitudes. (more…)

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