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What the Bleep Do We Know!?: Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality

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Everyone is still talking about the movie What the Bleep Do We Know!? Now comes the paperback edition of the book based on the mind-boggling movie that grossed $11 million in the U.S. alone.

As the movie did, this book compels readers to ask themselves Great Questions that will recreate their lives as they know them. With the help of fourteen leading quantum physicists, sci
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Paperback, 318 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Health Communications (first published January 1st 2005)
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Caris
Nov 20, 2009 Caris rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
For those only interested in reading this book to find out exactly which swear word "bleep" refers to:

Yes, they tell you. The secret is out.

Bleep = fuck

Moving on, this book was crap. It was cheesy and irresponsible. Of course, we make our own existences and I made mine, so it is my fault that this book sucks. Sorry about that.

Shortly after seeing the movie, I felt like I had missed something. I wasn't blown away. My life hadn't miraculously changed. My eyes weren't suddenly open to a world now
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Mari
Jul 21, 2011 Mari rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read this and have watched the movie 13 times, each time I see/realize something that I missed before, I will watch it again and again many times still.
Janice Sears
Mar 22, 2012 Janice Sears rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I saw the movie and decided that in order to digest the incredible amount of information presented, that I would do well to read the book. I wasn't sorry. This is a fascinating read and it made the movie come to life for me by reiterating the scientific principles introduced therein. I am not a scientist and most of this information was brand new to me, so having it presented in print as well as in video made it much more understandable and easier to study in depth (since it is easier to turn ba ...more
Caroline Heins
Apr 04, 2008 Caroline Heins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone with an open mind
Recommended to Caroline by: Strin Cheese incident
The movie was also great. Maybe better than the book (one of the truly rare cases) and maybe it would be hard to get the book if you didn't watch the movie. Still, the concepts in the book are revolutionary and life changing. really, I have beased my entire conception of reality on some of the premisis asserted in this book. I like to think that I use quantum physics on a daily basis.
White
Aug 27, 2009 White rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ok, now this is what I'm talking about. This is a perfect example of an author taking perfectly healthy physics and turning it into a cult. By the time you finish this book, you feel as though you have been told, "All science aside......"

This book picks and chooses scientific phenomenon and takes them out of context in order to prove a point that no longer has science behind it. This book is a rape of good science and the physicists who work long and hard in its discovery.

When you get the psyc
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Kharah
Sep 15, 2011 Kharah rated it did not like it
Shelves: nonfiction
OK, I have no issue with the overall message of the book but there are some serious issues with the so-called science here, and it should be read with some big time caution. For starters, a lot of their experts are suspect. At one point they had an MD talking about quantum mechanics - what part of medical school prepares doctors to be experts in physics??? And I'd read afterwards that a few of their experts felt that what they'd said had been taken way out of context and twisted to support what ...more
Almi
alright i haven't read the book, but i watched the movie..and i just can't stop myself from posting a review here after knowing that there's also a book about what i just watched..so let's make it clear, this is a content review and not a book review. views expressed are all about the message and not the form. :)

As universal as the question of our origin is the question of reality. People are forever seeking the reality. Some try to find answers in religion, some in science, and some accept trad
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Jade
Jul 19, 2012 Jade rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
What the Bleep Do We Know : Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality is a book that very enthusiastically tries to convey the message that, according to quantum mechanics, we can all affect our own realities/lives just by changing the way we think. And this doesn’t only change the way we perceive the world around us, but it actually changes the world itself, as is supposedly proven by the many ‘scientific’ experiments that the book brings forth, which are all very ...more
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Will Arntz, a research physicist and spirtual seeker, and co-creator of the movie What the Bleep Do We Know!?, discusses his book What The Bleep Do We Know!?: Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality.

With the help of more than a dozen research and theoretical scientists, this book takes readers through the looking glass of quantum physics into a universe that is more bizarre and alive than ever imagined. This science leads not just to the material world, but deep
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Jay Roth
Sep 10, 2012 Jay Roth rated it it was amazing
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Life changing for me. Hearing neuro- scientists, quantum physicists, and spiritualists talk about the same thing - consciousness - and where that boundary is, whether we can harness it, and what we can create if we do. If one truly thinks about "us" as humans relative to the universe (assuming size isn't just a complete construct), are we not just particles too? If you're not open or interested, why pursue reading something like this?

Reading the book actually made the movie even more enjoyable.
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Tyra
Apr 30, 2012 Tyra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are a seeker or a wondered, just read. It is thought provoking and that is what it is meant to do. Don't take yourself or your beliefs too seriously. It is a mysterious universe. We will never have all the answers.
Therese
Jan 30, 2011 Therese rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book will make you think. Wow! In depth look at quantum physics and then some. The movie has great graphics and is a lovely accompaniment.
carl  theaker
Mar 25, 2015 carl theaker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction

A fascinating look that blends and compares the
makings of universe, as science knows it, and spirituality.

'What the Bleep' originally appeared in movie form in 2004.
The creators, of the movie not the universe, then followed up
with this book, which goes further in examining the questions
of life, and well, everything.

The first half of the book concentrates on the science,
quantum physics, fortunately for me in layman terms. The
second part delves into religion and spirituality. It wraps
up in a s
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Ivan Kapersky
May 30, 2014 Ivan Kapersky rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I can't believe I read this book.
Blade
Feb 06, 2014 Blade rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I should preface this by saying that when I first read this book five or six years ago, I completely bought into every claim it made. I mean I literally took for granted that these people had done their research and that somehow all of these amazing things had flown under the radar of science. If you had asked me at the time what I thought of it, I would probably have listed it in my top five favorite books and as the most influential book I had ever read.
As a chemistry major in college, I was
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Jack
Oct 22, 2012 Jack rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You must have an open mind in order to really get something useful out of this book. It is a supplement to the movie of the same name and it's successor, "Down the Rabbit Hole." Delving into the mysterious world of quantum physics and it's many facets, this book explores the unknown from vantage points not pursued by modern scientists in general. In fact, much criticism surrounds it and its contributors.

I have a very open mind about most things, and this is one of them. However, I do not take mu
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Joey
Jun 03, 2009 Joey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The worst part of this book is decisively the title. And maybe the format. And maybe the lack of index (I really would've appreciated this). But I suppose the lack of organization really drives home the point of the book: what you perceive really isn't what is. Frankly, the questions given and answers offered in this book (although they're really foundations for you to derive your own answers) will matter to less people than the number of people it will piss off. But it really succinctly crams i ...more
Jordan
Oct 12, 2008 Jordan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Besides all the "you can create your own day" jargon, it's actually a great read. I started it on a school night, and finished it just before school started. It definately requires a lot of re-reading of certain sections. The aspect of basic quantum mechanics, neurology, and cellular behaviour is interesting to anyone without much knowledge in the related fields. I particularly enjoyed the sections about the brain and chemical reactions which occur within us. It is also interesting to note that ...more
Zenko
Aug 25, 2013 Zenko rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned, 2012
Una de las peores porquerías que han llegado a caer en mis manos. Mezcla ideas pseudocientíficas con ideas new age que no tienen ningún sentido. Habla de auras, extraterrestres etc y los mezcla con "física de partículas" el entrecomillado es porque aunque se refieren a ideas científicas las malinterpretan totalmente.

Por ejemplo se dice que la única cosa que hace que no podamos afectar el comportamiento de algo del tamaño de un edificio con nuestra mirada es que "no sabemos mirar"...

Lo peor de to
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Suzanne
Jul 14, 2014 Suzanne rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I am actually astounded by how many people like this book. After reading a boat load of books on layman's quantum theory, then reading this work, I smiled and laughed all the way through it. This book is twisting the thought experiments that are presented by quantum theorists, taking the entire concept, wadding it up into a neat little package then taking a giant leap from quantum theory into the macro universe. I've never seen such a leap of faith in either spiritualism OR scientific study. Thi ...more
Jeremy
Apr 18, 2013 Jeremy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The ideas presented were not quite as revealing and arcane as I thought they would be, although the author certainly tries to present them that way. Sure, scientific concepts can seem strange at times but this book takes them to a new level of strange, even an unnecessary level. But it was still fun to read and think about so I can say I liked it. It had a message worth reading and thinking about but presented in an overly dramatic way.
Joshua
Jun 30, 2012 Joshua rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Designed to instill doubt in order to sell pseudoscience and nonsensical notions on spirituality (e.g. God of the gaps, etc...) to much rubbish.

The best thing about this book? I got Amazon to recategorize it out of the science section. Win.
Irene
Apr 19, 2009 Irene rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Combination of New Age hog-wash and pseudo-science, poorly constructed, poorly written, poorly argued, poorly developed.
Gabriel Iqbal
Mar 12, 2015 Gabriel Iqbal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A major accomplishment in understanding quantum physics and consciousness. A hundred years of scientific debate is revealed with experts in Quantum Physics, Neurologists, Psychologists and other multi-disciplinary scientists eager to find out answers to age old questions... Its an open debate ... with unlimited possibilities... This is just the start of a fresh approach to understand reality without compartmentalizing science and spirituality... and seeking answers as a collective enquiry from a ...more
Connie  Kuntz
Aug 01, 2009 Connie Kuntz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jesse
Recommended to Connie by: Shaley Brooks and Susan Tamalunas by way of the movie
I read this text-like book in tandem (sort of...mentally wrestling with the word "duality" and "consciousness" as I type this) with the movie that shares the same title. Both are very good with lots of wonderful life lessons.

I enjoyed the book more than the movie. I actually fell asleep during the movie two of the times I tried to watch it. That is not to say I didn't enjoy the movie. I did. It is just that the movie is shot in a very relaxing "way." It almost feels like getting a massage. It i
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Nicole Smith
This was a very different read than what I normally dive into. I have to say upfront, there was plenty in this book that I can't get behind. However, I thought there were some very fascinating ideas as well. I enjoyed the juxtaposition of science and religion, and the running theme that there is more to life, and more that we collectively want to know, than the traditional view and approach of science can currently help us learn.

I did also think that overall they did a good job of boiling down
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Meghan
Jul 17, 2014 Meghan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
OK I can't give the book five stars (as much as I'd like to) because it was extremely difficult to follow and I didn't understand the majority of it. However, I believe that was the point of the whole thing, so it's safe for me to admit it :)

In answer to the question posed by the title: we know nothing. More specifically, I know nothing; although I do know a little more now after reading it. Who knew that I could be interested in quantum mechanics, quantum theory and quantum physics? Who knew th
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Scott
Mar 28, 2013 Scott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a philosophy book that covered a wide range of human thought and brought them into an easily measureable framework. For a while, I thought this was going to be an odd sort of wash your brain with collective non-sense book, but then realized I was looking for fallacies in the interpretation that may not have actually been there. Either way, aside from the we-they collective load of hogwash, the rest of the book was excellent.

One problem for sure was in one example. The author implied tha
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Robert Delikat
This was the audiobook version of the book that I finished and perhaps it is one that is so technical it is best read and not listened to. That being said, I liked the movie more. Though sometimes a bit dramatic, the reading was okay for a book that, while speculative at best, is not purported to be a work of fiction. The book gives one a great deal to think and even perhaps act about. It transcends everything in the world from the mundane to the cosmic, quantum and beyond. If you like "The Secr ...more
jcg
Apr 05, 2009 jcg rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A chatty book that takes a long time to say very little. Basically the message is that we can change our reality by changing our attitudes, this somehow puts out a higher vibrational frequency that resonates through the connected quantum universe. In other words, we all need therapy.

This is an old message dressed up with quantum theory. (Reminds me of the est workshops from the early 1980s). I would give the book more weight if it wasn't for the heavy reliance on Ramtha and Emoto's water experim
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