On the debate about the quantum effects, and the absence of an objective reality Albert Einstein said “I think that a particle must have a separate reality independent of the measurement.  That is, an electron has spin, location and so forth even when it’s not being measured.  I like to think the moon is still there even if I’m not looking at it”.

The disconcerting truth is that elegant fallacies, such as Deepak Chopra’s quantum physics and/or mechanics are used to punctuate religious and political rhetoric, which the listener can not refute because of the lack of time and background knowledge in the subject being discussed. The lack of validity of these claims is masked by fancy scientific jargon which in the minds and ears of the uneducated sounds too good to be false.

Another possibly unconscious objective of these belief systems is avoiding or escaping reality.  As the idea that consciousness creates reality is at the core of most religions, which is opposed to the understanding that consciousness is reality based or that it implies awareness of reality.  In the past it was the consciousness of the gods doing their work on our plane of existence through a rich variety of mythology.  In a New Age interpretation you are the god of your own individual world, or the world your consciousness creates; a perspective reached by the misinterpretation of neuro-psychological principles, and physics (the “quantum” controversy) and its governing laws.

Peyton Dracco