I know I’m not alone in thinking Deepak Chopra’s ideas are akin to felt pictures of Unicorns.
In skepticism we have two canonical sayings: “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” and “Keep an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.” – Michael Shermer

Catch phrases? Yes, but science is evidence. Chopra makes “quantum” claims with no intention to prove them with evidence.

An open mind doesn’t make you an “advanced” thinker. And, no, I wouldn’t let him operate on my brain.

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  • sorry, i have to defend the man.

    he is very advanced, and not easily understood. but probably one of the biggest contributers to modern spirituality and quantum physics, as well as the medical world. do you understand calculus or rocket science? (heheh) can you perform brain surgery? does this mean that these things are cooky and should not be believed? no, it just means that it is something that you don’t have an interest in, or that it is a few grades ahead of you in high school, so to speak. look, you have to be into or attracted to things of the new age to even begin grasping some of the core beliefs of the new spirituality. if you are a traditionalist, stick to what you know and what works for you. there is no right or wrong way to go. aren’t we lucky that we all have free will?

  • I prefer to live my life planted firmly and snuggly against REALITY!!!! I’ve no time for talk of peace and love, UTOPIA, and no war. STOP!!

  • I notice you are using a ‘catch phrase’ (“felt pictures of Unicorns”). Sounds like Deepak’s concepts are ‘scooting over your cranium’.

    Best wishes.

  • Sadly, it’s neither. He lives in a parallel universe in which catch phrases are meant to save the world yet an intergallactic disturbance has rendered them as impotent as a dead dog metaphor.

    Great silences follow. Dogs bark in the distance. It’s a frightening place, yet they keep trying.
    -cK

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