The problem with pseudoscience is that it takes perfectly intelligible terms and theories like “quantum mechanics” and “energy”, and contorts them to a nonsensical framework, thus hiding bogus theories behind a veneer of good science.
“Spiritual” Charlatans like Deepak Chopra basically pass off their “revelations about consciousness” to the public by using science-y sounding words, with no regard for their meaning. The public then falls for the it sounds like science, and science is for smart people, so he’s probably smart enough to not be talking shiteffect. But of course this does not mean that he isn’t.
Before you get to the mad-lib below, let me argue in a Chopran framework to make my point about pseudoscience:
Quantum mechanics is weird and consciousness is weird, therefore anything is possible, and your thoughts create the universe.
Scientifically literate people will immediately know that I am talking nonsense, but for…
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