Originally posted by kwakakev
reply to post by Pauligirl
There is nothing in quantum theory that states that any quantum effects occur on a macroscopic scale. To state otherwise would be intellectually dishonest.
If you want to live with those blinders that your avatar has it is your choice, however much of our macroscopic technology is based on quantum theory. We would not be communicating now without it.
Originally posted by Pauligirl
and here's the flipside
Schrödinger, Heisenberg, Pauli, and Planck must all be spinning in their graves -- I doubt that any of them intended for their theories to be so grossly misinterpreted and misapplied. There is nothing in quantum theory that states that any quantum effects occur on a macroscopic scale. To state otherwise would be intellectually dishonest.
our thoughts are extremely powerful....
This pertains to the field of noetic sciences. Astronaut Edgar Mitchell founded the Institute for Noetic Sciences in 1979 (I think that's the year). After an epiphany during a spacewalk, Mitchell believed in the concept of everything being attached to everything.
Originally posted by rapunzel222
interesting - but not at all surprising (since i've been on this place for a while) - that many posters will bag the book and look for items that criticise it; without having read a single word of it.
but again, not at all surprising.
Originally posted by rapunzel222
have just started reading a book called 'the Field' - you can get it from amazon.com.
It was written by a journalist who has synthesised and brought together ideas from top cutting edge scientists and physicists who are studying quantum mechanics and its larger scale implications.
they are more or less saying that there exists a 'field' of energy that binds all in the universe together at a subatomic quantum level - a quantum field or 'force' if you will
which means that everything we do affects everything else, we are all connected, and our actions can powerfully affect the universe etc.
more or less explains many things religions have been teaching for a while now, the power of prayer, and eastern medicines /concepts like acupuncture and qi energy....
so they say the newtonian, darwinian ideas are now being replaced and are outdated, and that we should no longer see ourselves as individuals struggling for survival (of hte fittest) and alone in our struggle etc...
but instead we are all part of this vast web of energy, all connected to everything else in the universe on a quantum level
and our very intentions and thoughts actually change and shape matter...
this means our thoughts are extremely powerful....
matter at its most basic level doesn't actually have a particular form - it's in a quantum state - and our INTENTION actually affects what form the matter takes.
this is MAJOR - it means the way we do everything, organise our society, all our sciences, are going to need a massive re-think...
it also tends to reconcile many religious ideas with science and provide basis for them....
i highly recommend the book, it's really interesting - may change your whole world view - show it to any scientists you know as well...
(fyi: this is a copy from a thread i have posted on another forum)
the author of the book: a journalist lynne mctaggart compiled it by interviewing lots of top international scientists about their recent discoveries. there's a sequel called the 'intention experiment'.
link to the book: link
youtube link about book: link