Monday, October 25, 2004

Well, What the Bleep DO we Know?

Last night, a friend inveigled me to attend "What The Bleep Do We Know," which is playing at the local art houses. It's a movie about quantum physics and endocrinology, illustrated by following Marlee Matlin around. Unfortunately, to paraphrase Mark Twain about Richard Wagner; 'his music is supposed to be better than it sounds.' This movie is supposed to be better than it is.

The two parts, quantum physics and endocrinology, are dragged together to illustrate observational bias -- the Schrodinger's Cat phenom for QP and the hypothalamus for the endocrine system. I would have been more comfortable with the phenomena separated, but that's just me. The little matter of scale didn't seem to matter to the movie makers.


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