Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Quantum Mind of God by Philip Gardiner|
Actor: Philip Gardiner
Genres: Action & Adventure, Special Interests, Documentary
Quantum Mind of God - DVD What is the meaning of existence? Is there a Grand Architect? Is there an ultimate truth searched for by countless generations and lost in the mists of time? Today we have a new science, a new te... more »
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Random Leap of Logic is Required
NLee the Engineer | Nashua, NH | 10/01/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I must confess that I do not know anything about Philip Gardiner prior to watching this DVD. Based on the DVD title and its tag line ("Quantum Mind Of GOD - All our questions are about to be answered"), I assumed it is a documentary about quantum physics and the cosmos, similar to Stephen Hawking's Universe or Carl Sagan's Cosmos. Imagine my surprise when this DVD turns out to be an audio book on spirituality instead.
The video content of this DVD is halfway between 'boring' and 'annoying'. Have you ever used the Microsoft Media Player to listen to CD or MP3? Turn on its 'Visualization' option and you'll see some computer-generated images flying endlessly in your face. Now stretch it to 60 minutes and that's essentially the extend of visual you get on this DVD. Then again, it does have a hypnotic effect if you stare at it for long, and that's perhaps the whole point of the video.
The audio department is nothing to get excited about, either. The narrator mumbles in a heavy accent, against a LOUD background music. One common problem with audio books is that, unlike printed technical articles, you cannot easily check out references to the material cited, so you mostly have to rely on the integrity of the author. If you are listening to an audio book by Stephen Hawking, you can trust that he is not going to 'pull a fast one' by mixing unproven hypothesis with established scientific facts. However with Philip Gardiner, this is exactly what he is doing throughout the whole audio book.
The author jumps all over the place, freely mixing known physical phenomena (often taken out of context) with hypothesis, science fiction ideas, and religious texts. He would often combine several disjoint theories and concepts in the same paragraph, and reads everything in a "matter-of-fact" tone, as if one is a logical extension of another. In fact, most of his alleged deductions all require random 'leap of logic' from one sentence to another.
As an example: the author used the following 'logic' to link the mystical power of crystal with human body:
- "When water turns to ice it forms beautiful crystals" [TRUE]
- "Human bodies compose of mainly water" [TRUE]
- "So we are fluid crystal forms ourselves" [Leap of logic - We are NOT frozen, and there is no such thing as 'fluid crystal'!]
Right from the start, the author mutilated the definition of 'Dark Matter' (a hypothetical matter that cannot be observed directly, but whose presence can be inferred from gravitational effects) as something that exist in us, but cannot be detected with conscious minds. His logic goes like this:
1. Scientists believe only 4% of mass in the Universe can be observed. The rest is called 'Dark Matter'
2. An atom is mostly empty space just like the Universe, so there is dark matter in each atom.
3. Human body is made of atoms, so your brain contains mostly dark matter
4. Therefore only 4% of your brain can be accessed while you're awake, the other 96% is subconscious that only surfaces in your dream.
The rest of this whole audio book is just the same twisted logic exercised over and over, to extend the argument over crystal, wave, DNA, "Grand Architect" of the Universe, "Free Will" for elemental particles, and so on.
In summary, there is not a shred of scientific evidence presented in this DVD about the "Creator" or "Intelligent Design". The only thing it demonstrated is that: staring at a screen saver for one hour may cause permanent damage to your brain.
Quantum Mind of the Gullible
M. Chang | Upstate, NY USA | 09/25/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I found this to be likely designed for specific target audience groups: those who like to indulge in recreational pharmaceuticals while watching a DVD, and/or those who found books on Dianetics to be life changing.
Between the screen-saver like graphics, and the mumblings of the narrator
which were often hard to distinguish from the loud background music, it is easy to find the appeal to the former target group.
The excessive use of syllogisms, elliptical, deductive and inductive arguments make the case for its design and marketing to the latter group.
All in all, I would have to say, if you do not think you fall into one of the above groups, you would likely find better use of your time and entertainment/educational dollar.
~Just my tuppence. Your mileage may vary."
A LITTLE SMOKE, NO MIRRORS
Marc Van Tassel | USA | 01/08/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"QUANTUM PHYSICS, THE MAYAN CALENDER AND 2012, METAPHYSICAL CONCEPTS,EVEN THE WHITE BUFFALO IN THE MIDWEST AND THE AMERICAN INDIAN BELIEFS IN IT,
WE HAVE A LOT OF MATERIAL TO COVER AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND. HOWEVER, IN
'QUANTUM MIND OF GOD' WE GET LITTLE MORE THAN A CARTOON WITH MONK SHANTING
AND A FEW WORDS. I HAD HOPED FOR SOME THOUGHTS OR NEW IDEAS, BUT WAS ONLY DISAPPOINTED. THE ANIMATION ARTISTRY WAS SOMEWHAT INTERESTING, YET HAD NO MEANING, AND DID NOT MEASURE UP THE THE FICTIONAL ANIMATION IN 'THE GATE TO THE MINDS EYE'. I HAVE NO PLANS TO WATCH THIS DVD AGAIN, MARC."
Beware: Worst Rip-off - Terrible Content!
V. KENT | Las Vegas | 01/05/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Beware of purchasing this "product".
What you get is NOT a DVD but a homemade styled disk containing a wmv file featuring swirling psychedelic visuals, poor music and even worse narration. The disk will NOT play on many DVD players (on a PC it will function due to the format) - If I wanted to pay this amount of money for such a product I would just sit and listen to some real music or other narration while watching the MS Windows visualizer screen.
And the product does not explain any of this to you on the product box.
I took it back, got a refund, and the store removed the existing product from it's shelves.
Perhaps if you took the time and effort to create a proper and professional documentary then your materials might have some value.
I just wish that I had the ability to give this a -5 stars - that is what it deserves.