If you have not read the modestly titled Huffington Post piece — The Future of God: A New Theory of the Divine — by
Dee-Quack Deepak Chopra, you have missed out on world-class intellectual nonsense.
Profound stupidity mixed with infinite hubris served up with astonishing confidence. The piece starts off with three quotations — from Albert Einstein, Steven (sic) Hawking, and — hold your breath — Deepak Chopra. The man certainly gives himself airs. But perhaps I am wrong. Maybe he was just setting up the scene and showing the gradation from the great to the good to the utterly stupid.
The first sentence itself is a shining example of the inanity that pervades most of Chopra’s writing.
Today, 3/14 , is Einstein’s birthday and the day of the debate at Cal-Tech on the Future of God. (3.14 is also Pi, another amazing coincidence.)
I am sure that he does not know that Pi is an irrational number and within its infinite decimal representation you can find whatever number you are looking for. But that’s just the start of it. He pulls bombastic claims out of his butt without a moment’s hesitation.
“God is Infinite Consciousness,” he asserts as if he stood outside creation and having surveyed the entity that created the universe, is reporting what he saw on the 6 o’clock evening news. “The stock market is heading up.”
Then he is on a roll. “God is the agent of downward causation. God is the consciousness that differentiates into space, time, energy information and matter.”
We all know what downward causation is, don’t we? He pulled that one out without even taking a breath, followed with consciousness differentiating all over the place.
I only marvel at how deluded the guy is for him to keep going on spewing utter nonsense without the least shame. His next gem goes,
Cosmogenesis, Biopoesis Evolution : The principle of parsimony (Occam’s razor) dictates that God is the author of the Big Bang (neither big nor noisy) a moment where a point of infinite density and zero volume starts creation in an instant.
I am impressed by all those big words. Big and noisy words. How he drags in Occam’s razor is a mystery though. His next howler comes close behind. Quote:
10 billion years later our sun appears and starts to fragment pieces of itself to create its own solar system, including planet earth 30 million years after the formation of the sun.
Dear god in heaven! Where the heck did that come from? The sun fragments pieces of itself? Does the man have any general knowledge at all? Does he not know that the sun is essentially hydrogen, whereas the earth and other rocky planets are far up the periodic table? He is ignorant and does not hesitate to demonstrate his ignorance.
He has read big words and thinks he understands what they mean. The nonsense he constructs out of words is a wonder to behold.
Each moment of time a new universe is created. Fundamentally the universe is a discontinuity. In each moment of time the universe is not only recreated but also evolves. This recreation happens in the Gap where consciousness resides. The Gap is:
(a) a super position of possibilities
(b) a field of infinite non local correlation, dynamic and kinematic
(c) a field of quantum creativity
(d) an intention field, (the observer effect) — where consciousness collapses its possibility waves into space — time events, which are measured out as motion, energy, information and matter.
Someone quoted Bertrand Russell in one of the comments to that article, “A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says is never accurate because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.”
Deepak Chopra is a stupid man.
But he is a famous man. He is even featured in comic strip. (Click on the strip to go to the site “Ape Not Monkey” and check out the rest of the story.)
[Hat tip: Rajan Parrikar for the Huff Post link.]