Decentralized Woo Hoo

1 · Stephen Diehl · Nov. 16, 2021, midnight
Decentralized Woo Hoo In science communication there’s a term that’s often bandied about to describe a type of ineffective communication style that flirts with quackery and pseudoscience, it’s known as quantum woo. The term refers to a class of rhetoric that works backwards from some large human phenomenon, which is shrouded in scientific ambiguity and deep questions, and then proceeds to derive an explanation for said phenomenon by working from quantum mechanics. It extrapolates the micro “weir...