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Monday, September 25, 2006

Film review: Why the Bleep did they go and wreck it by ... ?

The 2004 film What the Bleep Do We Know?, from Captured Light/Lord of the Wind was hugely successful, grossing at least $12 million so far, and selling a million DVDs, thus becoming the fourth best-selling documentary in history. And now there is a sequel, What the Bleep, Down the Rabbit Hole, which I haven't seen, so won't comment (but will link to reviews, below).

Why so popular? Why a sequel so soon? Well, two things: First, it's an attempt to enlist quantum mechanics in a non-materialist interpretation of reality. Second, 14 top scientists and mystics have come forward to say that science and religion describe the same phenomena.

I recognize the names of some of the scientists, including Andrew Newberg and Candace Pert.

But do science and religion describe the same phenomena? And if so, what does it mean? And why wreck the film with attacks on traditional religion?

Read more here.

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