Quantum mysticism is a mistake

How physics gave rise to quantum mysticism

We often come across the ‘q-word’ in fields unrelated to quantum physics. In the realm of pseudoscience, quantum physics terms are used to explain everything from an ability to influence our reality, read minds, and heal ourselves. The average educated scientist may scoff at these claims and never think anything of them. However, professor of physics Philip Moriarty argues that, from Wigner to Pauli, expert physicists have long since engaged with quantum-inspired mystical claims, and thus, along with the general rise of pseudoscience and misinformation, physicists too had a historical role to play in the promotion of quantum ‘woo-woo’.


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Rome Viharo 9 April 2023

I believe the writer could have done a better job of identifying the relationship between QM and "mysticism". I didn't get much from the article other than the usual rage against pop culture themes and celebrities with their woo products. It would have been more interesting if the writer took the time to write about the differences of views regarding this very issue being the very founders of quantum mechanics. I suppose its hard to shrug off Niels Bohr but going after Chopra just seems like a cheap way to do it.