What the bleep do we know

bleep_lg.jpgI was recommended a documentary called "What do bleep do we know" few days ago and after I watched it and really liked it I wanted to spread the word.

Basically the documentary speaks about our everyday life viewed through the eyes of quantum physics. So what is quantum physics anyways?

The physicist will say something in line of "The ability to build quantum objects in the dimension of non time non space". The movie explains it as a physics of possibilities.

Quantum physics says that a particle exists on many places at the same time. These are the possibilities. When you bring the observer in the equation, the particle position is momentarily defined as observed by the observer.

So what it says is that an atom exists in many places at the same time when we are not looking. At the moment we look at it, our consciousness creates a place for it to be and we observe it at that place from then on. As if it just slips from unlimited positions to that just one. And this happens from second to second, millisecond to millisecond, every tiny little fragment of time.

It can be a little confusing at first. Specially because the reasoning can be brought to much larger things than the atoms, things that we are surrounded with. My mind is capable of making a transition to that kind of view of the world, but I am just not ready for it yet (and I keep asking a question what is it in it for me). Implications this has nevertheless, are huge.

Since our consciousness is responsible for "moving" things to their proper place, so is every other consciousness in the world. That results in a fact that things that we know of are basically a super-position of views by all of many involved minds.

Now think about that for a minute. The more people know about a thing it becomes easier and more understandable. The less we know about something, the influence of those closest to it (or first to it be it a new knowledge or new unexplored place) is what will shape it the most initially. Inventions like spoon, wheel or wing are "shaped" to the imagination of minds discovering them and we only continue to accept and use them unmodified with little influence to it.

But also some minds are able to bend reality in their proximity. We like to stick near positive people since they seem just to magically make things work for the best. Their perception is so strong that they are able to change the perspective of near things (both in time and space) for the better.

Another practical example is the power of a prayer, specially mass prayer.

Best thing of all, we all have that ability. It is just how much we use it. How much we decide to be determined about something.

It is pretty amazing stuff. The second part of the documentary is about addictions. Basically addictions (to drugs, money, food, war, sex ...) have a great effect on our body. Since they tend to produce repetitive and long lasting responses, they are making cells in our body less responsive to other stimulants like protein production. Since protein production is ultimately what keeps our body in check, the result is what we know of aging. It means that the more addictions we have the quickly our body detoriates. So by being open-minded, critical and less addicted to things we are able to create physical harmony in our bodies making them last much longer (and in the process making us more beautiful to our surrounding).

Very interesting documentary that I recommend. Luckily it is available on youtube in ten parts and you can watch the first part here.

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  1. Jun 29th, 2008 6:54 AM


    I loved this movie also. You might like the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

  2. Jan 24th, 2008 10:44 PM

    Thanks Jason, it is worthwhile to see the other side of the story. While the author obviously had spent enormous amount of energy to critically review the movie from another perspective I think he is missing an important message.

    The message of the movie is a positive and optimistic one. It gives you the push you need to make your day a better one. Newton didn't mind an apple falling on his head and hurting him. It was the idea that he got of it that was important and led to one of the most important scientific discoveries.

    So in a sense, yes, I accept the criticism but on the other hand I insist on the movie giving a very important message that does not have so much to do with it's actors or the story. In my opinion still a worthy watch.

  3. Jason
    Jan 24th, 2008 7:35 PM

    Sorry to break up the party, but here's a link discrediting all the b.s.


  4. Jan 24th, 2008 5:30 PM

    Yes Andy that's exactly what I was pointing out. Take any sport for example. It's hardest for those first trying it, but as global consciousness becomes aware of it, it gets progressively easier to learn, as with some kind of magic. Same is with driving or piloting. In near future we all will be pilots of our flying cars.

  5. Jan 23rd, 2008 11:21 PM

    The more people know about a thing it becomes easier and more understandable.

    that's so true, I read a sci-fi book once that explored this concept really well, typically I can't remember the title or author! basically, many billions of intelligent machines only had to figure out that worm holes were possible for them to make one.

    another story I use to motivate people uses a similar premise.
    short story even shorter: for thousands of years people tried to break the 4 minute mile on foot, greeks, romans, nazis all failed. When finally, one person called Roger Bannister decided that it was possible and in 1954 he did it! strangely, the year after, 7 people in the same event ran the mile in under 4 minutes... did the human race suddenly evolve in that one year?

    you only need one person to prove the impossible to make it possible for others...