from your link:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/02/980227055013.htm

“One of the most bizarre premises of quantum theory, which has long fascinated philosophers and physicists alike, states that by the very act of watching, the observer affects the observed reality.”

Oh dear, this looks like some pretty bare-faced trolling for citations disguised as science.

IMHO of course.

There’s no way to observe an object without affecting it.

Us big old humans don’t feel the cost of having to peer at tiny particles. but it happens just as much in this realm as in the realm of the minuscule.

And this was known since the very earliest days of Quantum Mechanics; quite why the obvious really needs to be re-stated in 1998 escapes me.

The key point here is that the observation can be a

  • photographic plate
  • an electron
  • or the Red Army Choir.

There: Scientific Apparatus: you’re welcome.

You’re right to push the message to stop believing in Voodoo solipsism: “the Universe does not care what you want”.

Simple demo: try taking a stroll blindfolded on the motorway: you likely don’t want to be run over, but guess what the Universe is going to do?

None of this is is to say that the Law of Attraction is bogus.

You know, I think you’re being far too generous here. I totally call out this kind of nonsense.

As best as I know: the only things we do know that do work to achieve are goals are: (in no particular order)

  • pay attention to how things work
  • know what you want
  • don’t try to break the laws of physics
  • remember to be lucky

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