AI: Fixing the Woo
Yesterday I inadvertently posted a video clip which wonderfully explained the double slit experiment right up until it implied that we humans, as observers, had the power to change the universe to our will. Sure enough, it was an excerpt from a Deepak Chopresque series of videos by well known fuzzy-thinker Fred Alan Wolf. I countered my own blunder by finding another video describing the same phenomenon without the woo. Just my luck, a video production company called the Cassiopeia Project had seen the offending clip and remade it with proper science and a primer on Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Theorem.
So we all remember Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort’s Origin of the Species re-release right? What if skeptics were to turn the tables and re-release Chopra’s books with actual science about quantum physics? Or maybe a historically accurate bible? Thoughts?
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