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Over a dozen articulate scientists and healers present theories,
anecdotes and results of rigorous experiments, including cures that
aren't explained in our traditional understanding of biology and
Similar in many ways to "What the Bleep Do We Know?" - including extensive use of animation to explain ideas about fields, physics and the body.
Several of the experiments were conducted in California's Institute of Noetic Science, and several of the scientists interviewed work there. The Institute, founded by astronaut Edgar Mitchell, is also described in the new Dan Brown book "The Lost Symbol" where the characters are fictionalized. But its research is real. Mitchell, resident scientist Dean Radin, and director Marilyn Schlitz all appear. Very thought provoking!
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
The movie's sub-title is "A Film on the New Science of Healing". The
central claim of this science documentary is that a so-called quantum-
physics body-field is intimately linked to our health and healing. The
movie ends with expert Peter Fraser claiming that there is a "viable
scientific theory" providing that link. Harry Massey, the film's
executive producer, has acknowledged that the science does not exist
(see Harry's message on the "infoceuticals" topic on the discussion
page of the facebook user "thelivingmatrix"). Science is hard, but the
existence of scientific research is very easy, and none exists to back
up this claim.
In many places, experts claim that quantum physics is the only way to explain how certain things work. Horsefeathers! I have deconstructed several of these in my review of the film on floatingbones.com (note: 2 blog entries about the movie).
If you watch this movie, make sure your finger is poised over the PAUSE button on your DVD player. If someone makes a claim you don't understand, pause it immediately and check it out. Part of the technique that documentaries like this do is to stack so many ideas in rapid- fire succession that you can't evaluate an of them.
The expert statements are dubious, but the most smarmy of all is the narrator. He reads lines like:
"Other researchers theorize that the heart may be the master organ for imprinting information into the body field."
"The body's holographic body field is continually supplied with information via the pressure waves of the heart."
"This control system is sending out information to the body via the body field."
His lines are almost more convincing than the experts, because he says the things that "everyone" knows. Mr. Narrator's claims are just as dubious -- if not more dubious -- than any that the experts say.
The emperor wears no clothes, but work awfully hard to convince you that he does. That's why I give it 1 star.
The mistake was when they 'apparently' measured people either going to the gym, or sitting on the couch 'thinking' about working out in the gym. They then claimed that they had measured that just thinking about working out had an affect on building muscles in the biceps of the individuals* (LOL). Being a professional in the field of sport science and being a body builder myself, I can assure anyone that this is not only impossible, but it definitely cannot be proved scientifically or has been proved*. Firstly, the muscle needs to tear down, before it can be re- built and thus improved upon, therefore creating the increase in mass. It's that simple.
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