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These books and movies promote a bogus version of quantum mechanics--the belief that 'you create your own reality' by controlling the laws of physics with your mind. They offer instant wealth and happiness, but they deliver medieval superstition. The sad part is that so many scientists are willing to let the public get their knowledge of physics from celebrity quacks.
That's why we re so lucky to have Victor Stenger. He knows quantum theory as well as anybody and, unlike most of his colleagues, he's willing to step outside the ivory tower and face those who misuse science. In Quantum Gods, Stenger confronts mainstream theologians and New Age gurus--anyone who tries to link physics to mysticism. He takes their theories seriously enough to examine them in detail and he finds that, so far, none of them live up to the standards of scientific truth. As we accompany him on his investigation, he guides us through the most important concepts in modern physics from relativity to string theory.
The world has needed a book like this for a long time. If you care about scientific literacy, Quantum Gods is not optional." --Geoff Gilpin, author of The Maharishi Effect: A Personal Journey Through the Movement That Transformed American Spirituality
A must read. Knowledge expresed clearly and comprehensively. Tolerant but firm and strong in his expresions. One after another, his books go better and better. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Carlos Oliveras
Dr. Stenger gives a thoroughly documented critique of the various ways mystics, deists, and theists attempt to shoehorn the concepts of modern physics into support for their... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ullrich Fischer
This book fails to deliver on its promise to scientifically debunk quantum spiritualists claims. The author offers endless physics lessons but in the end, the only argument he... Read morePublished on December 2, 2012 by cristina
This is a great physics book for people who want to learn about Quantum Mechanics, and/or learn why people like Deepak Chopra are sorely mistaken with all of their quantum... Read morePublished on September 27, 2012 by Brain Buff
This is a fantastic book on physics. Not since Stephen Hawking have I read a physicist so informative. In fact he is probably more informative. Read morePublished on September 27, 2012 by The Professor
Most scientists have no background in philosophy whatsoever. When an enlightenment philosopher wrote a treatise on the non-material foundation of Reality, someone just like Mr. Read morePublished on March 17, 2012 by W. Reid
If you cast your ontological marketplace vote on what the so-called "New Atheist" (or "NA") movement enthusiastically tells you (which, let us remember, represents a small but... Read morePublished on August 31, 2011 by J. Storey
This book is well written and concise, but I was a little disappointed at the lack of material that he hasn't already covered in books in the last decade. Read morePublished on May 1, 2011 by Book Fanatic
Victor Stenger has long thought that his training as a physicist (in which field his achievements have been slightly less than minor) somehow magically endows him with the ability... Read morePublished on February 8, 2011 by Bradley Metzner