I just watched a movie which is a MUST SEE for ANY and EVERY HEthen! It’s called “What The Fuck Do We Know?” it’s hard to explain so i’ll just post a review of it below. Anyone with any knowledge, thoughts, questions, or answers please post.
Amanda, a divorced photographer, finds herself in a fantastic Alice-in-Wonderland experience when her daily, uninspired life literally begins to unravel, revealing the cellular, molecular and even quantum worlds which lie beneath. Guided by a Greek Chorus of leading scientists and mystics, she finds that if reality itself is not questionable, her notion of it certainly is. Stunning special effects plunge you into a world where quantum uncertainty is demonstrated – where Amanda’s neurological processes, and perceptual shifts are engaged and lived – where everything is alive, and reality is changed by every thought. This film gives voice to the modern day radical souls of science, making them the true heroes of our day as they conquer and map the greatest uncharted territory yet – man’s consciousness itself. Written by Anonymous
it’s a pretty sketchy film, a lot of pseudoscience, terrible examples, misquotes and half truths, it even borders on cult propaganda at times. I’ll get the link at the bottom but here’s some of the best parts.
David Albert, the professor from the Columbia University physics department who was featured in the film, is quoted in Salon.com saying:
“I was edited in such a way as to completely suppress my actual views about the matters the movie discusses. I am, indeed, profoundly unsympathetic to attempts at linking quantum mechanics with consciousness. Moreover, I explained all that, at great length, on camera, to the producers of the film … Had I known that I would have been so radically misrepresented in the movie, I would certainly not have agreed to be filmed.”
The second part:
“Normally in a documentary, the experts are introduced when they first appear. But here they introduced them after the end of the film… when I found out the identity of the blonde woman, my eyes nearly popped out.”
Ramtha-Master Teacher – Ramtha School of Enlightenment-Channeled by JZ Knight
They are stating as a fact, that one of the people you have been listening to for the previous 90 minutes, a main authority for the information being presented, is a 35,000 year old warrior spirit from Atlantis, being channeled by this Tacoma housewife turned cult leader. The woman pictured is JZ Knight, but you are not listening to JZ Knight. You are literally listening to Ramtha. There were people who saw this film and didn’t say, “That’s just a woman putting on a funny accent”. Scary, huh?
Scary, only if you’re completely closed off from entertaining the idea that the reasons one would think that to be crazy, might not be so crazy. I don’t know what to think of channeling myself as I haven’t bothered to try it ever, but I can’t say for 100% certainty that it doesn’t exist/isn’t possible.
I’m not sure of the possibility of channeling ancient spirits, as of right now I’d say I don’t believe in it because I’ve seen no evidence for it. But that’s really not the point I was trying to make with that, I was just pointing out the absurd tactics they use to try to further their agenda and also how many people seem to blindly swallow the “science” in the film without bothering to dig deeper into it’s validity or the sources it’s coming from. On top of that, some of the stories about Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment are absolutely terrifying. It scares me that in this day and age people still succumb to that stuff. I’ve been trying to post a reply with links to some of the websites but HE doesn’t want to let me for some reason.
Now it lets me, after I say something… here’s another one: http://skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/2005/04/what_the_bleep_.html
As much as I like What the Bleep I have to agree w/Mike. you have to take it with a shaker of salt – it’s more like a jumping-off point for thinking about what could be than an exact explanation of how things actually are. I liken it to the book Holographic Universe, which alternates being fascinating and being too far afield for me to takeparts of it seriously.
both of them inspire me to think about things that I don’t necessarily believe, and both of them also have pieces that match what I’ve learned thus far. I don’t really need books that tell me everything I already know, so I appreciate the ones that start with what I believe and then stretch outside of those bounds.
Incidentally I have an extra copy of Holographic Universe – if anybody is interested in checking it out let me know.
It’s an interesting film but yeah I agree with @smalls. For me misrepresentation would be a bigger issue than featuring a channeled spirit, because it messes with the scientific part, not the spiritual part of it.
In general, I do think what the film suggests could be valid. I just don’t like its style.