A Deep Misunderstanding

Readers will probably be familiar with one Deepak Chopra, who has made a handsome pile over the years by peddling pseudo-scientific New Age pablum to legions of credulous and uncritical admirers. Now, in an item at the Huffington Post, he swivels his intellectual popguns to bear upon Richard Dawkins’s book The God Delusion, and does about as little damage as you might expect. If you enjoy seeing intellectual justice in action, visit the website eclexys, where blogger “gordsellar” gives Chopra’s gormless review, which is a basinful of the purest hogwash, the fisking it deserves, in a satisfying post entitled Deepak Chopra: Who Is This Idiot?

Thank you Kevin Kim for linking to this post, which I might otherwise have missed.

2 Comments

  1. eugene says

    Hi Mal

    My cynical take is if this hogwash makes billion of cash to pay endless demands
    from my daughters, sons, wives and perhaps mistresses, I will go for it.

    Sadly, I think I need to keep being single for moral fiber sake.

    Posted January 15, 2007 at 11:12 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Hi Eugene,

    Yes, as you remind us, it is axiomatic that “a married man will do anything for money”. And I suppose it is naive to hope that in a world so full of sheep there will not be mountebanks such as Chopra to shear them; it is simply in the natural order of things.

    Posted January 15, 2007 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

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