Athene's Theory of Everything

Athene's Theory of Everything

2011, Mystery  -   134 Comments
Ratings: 6.92/10 from 109 users.

Bachir "Chiren" Boumaaza, aka Athene, is an extravagant Internet celebrity, with over 240 million upload views, and a professional gamer.

If you haven't heard of him, he's a record holder in World of Warcraft and online poker, and plays the main character in a series of videos on a popular YouTube channel with well over 340,000 subscribers.

Athene is known for crashing gaming servers, with the aid of his massive army of followers, who just love to be part of the controversy and trouble Athene is so well known for.

Over the past year, we haven't heard much from him, and it seemed as though he had fallen off the grid.

Recently Chiren broke his silence, and announced that his disappearance was due to being very busy, conducting new research in the fields of quantum mechanics, general and special relativity, and neuroscience. (WTF!!!)

He continued to say that this research is culminating in significant new discoveries that will be presented in a documentary named Athene's Theory of Everything.

This was definitely an unexpected turn, and caused quite a stir, and some confusion within his fan base.

I highly doubt that this video has any scientific value, knowing the background of this guy, but anyways let's have a look. Just for fun.

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3 months ago

Some of, maybe all, has been possibly presented elsewhere before. So?

i still cannot find the majority of the information presented here elsewhere, and ive been watching and looking on and off for 12 years.

the collection and direction of the information as well adds beneficial value to the information you take in, so that is special too.

i never even knew the creator. narrator, or even looked. 12 years later ive done the research and I can say.... i dont have a twitch account, i didnt know athene was a person i assumed it was someone making a masculine assertion of the goddess athena because the information presented was so...well useful.

yall are some haters. not a single thing presented her lead or drew anyone to the guy, and if he had a cult or a following, well that happened some other way and this should be viewed sep.

Besides isnt this all awfully sexist? if it was OF or one of your uWu babes you would just be loyal fans and well accepted. Youd eagerly send her your entire paycheck, and leave your life behind instantly if she said come here. Fortunately there havent been any creators nefarious enough to fully utilize that weakness and flaw in society they could exploit. hes a dude with fans who likes donations, welcome to the internet since 2010.

Robert George Slater
4 months ago

Wow, people rather put your precious time into writers who have good well communicated info- this is purposefully made to sound clever/ confusing to hide the fact its propagandist dribble.
Plus motives are NB and he's only doing this to build his cult power - his aim is not to empower you well intentioned souls. Can you not see his energy vibe is based on dark energy, NOT light & love energy at all.

5 years ago

i love this documentary i have watched it several times. everytime I learn something new or build onto subjects I am already studying. HIs entire documentary is based on vague but yet specific fundamentals, which is the point. It may not be new information but it does deliver the information in a sequence for easier comprehension. It hits key points arranged specifically to allow you to decide what the information means. He does not attempt to force a "way of thinking," he simply displays the information in an order which forces your mind to analyze and come up with your own answers, whatever they may be. Therefore whatever conclusion you come to is your own, and not his. So when criticizing the underlying concept of this documentary you are actually not agreeing with your own mind, and not criticising him at all. (If you watch more than once, you can begin to think of the information in many many different aspects. It is all the same, but it is different.)

5 years ago

Listen to you goons. Does it matter if some of it was said before. And how many of you fate to educate? Sounds like most of you are into dictate, rather. Good work on the doc. Thank you for sharing your thoughts publicly and with class. I am a fan.

6 years ago

Also, the unnecessarily convoluted language is trying too hard to sound "smart", but if you pay attention it's intentionally written that way to obfuscate the illogic of it all.

6 years ago

The is what happens when someone who doesn't really understand the math involved in quantum physics, relativity, etc, tries to philosophise using those concepts. It's simply garbage. There's so much said in the video that's true, by itself, but the connection between things is completely wrong. Nice try. And trying to use the value C to represent consciousness in a formula is completely absurd.

6 years ago

I am utterly appalled that many of you criticized this man very rudely and without regard to any evidence or intelligence of your own but for the sake of obvious jealously and envy.
Why don't you be creative and do something intelligent and stop your childish foolishness that you should have grown out of at the age of 15. Research what he spoke of and reply, in an intelligent manner.

7 years ago

How narrow minded of you to think that people can't change their interests and desires in life. He talks about narrow mindedness in the documentary but then I guess you haven't seen it.

7 years ago

Nothing new - only he tried to compile into a new paradigms

Prasanna J
7 years ago

Great work which consolidates all the great ideas to a one place so that someone can think deeper. All great ideas can be expressed freely but cannot be owned by anyone. All the great inventors in the world has copied information from others as a start but forget to mention. This man in intelligent enough to present the facts in a better way than any other.

9 years ago

I'm a Gamer who love Physics... most people do not understand why, or question it. The weirdest part is i'm horrible in mathematics and love physics.

Aaron K' Kalat
9 years ago

Lots of negativity about this doc. I find the documentary fascinating. The parts regarding congnitive dissonance is extremely interesting. I think a lot of the negativity was generated because a lot of this material went straight over most of our heads. I don't agree with the entire documentary, especially the part about the formula for c.

However it does raise questions of what is existence, what it means to be an individual, and the implications that we are actually a super organism. Fascinating documentary if you have the brainpower to understand the deep implications. If you watched the entire thing and didn't have a "matrix" like mindfu*k at any point then you clearly missed the message.

Sad there is such a focus on the fact that Athene is a gamer in an attempt to slander this film as a publicity stunt. The fact is, Athene didn't need the publicity, he was already god awfully famous to begin with. Last I checked, all the world's greatest philosophers had no credentials at all. They simply dared to ask the hard questions. It's unfair to have a prejudice against this film because of what the user does in his free time. If you saw this as a waste of time then perhaps a reality show would have been a better watch. You don't have to agree with the entire film (I know I sure don't) but all these comments from people that watched only the first 5 minutes is slightly frustrating.

Aj Haggerty
10 years ago

p.s i did not watch the movie or know who "athene" was untill i saw this and did a quick search about him, i had heard howver about someone exploiting with people running them and or killing mobs that spawn instant or whatever he did

Aj Haggerty
10 years ago

yeah it prob hardly has any scientific value but he is clearly into science in some way because his exploited world first lvl 85 was called "forscience".
anyway the point is it is all a publicity stunt involving blizzard

10 years ago

I can't believe I watched that whole turd sandwich of a documentary. Athene, you owe me 50 minutes.

Jeremy King
10 years ago

Seems intellectual at first, but on reflection, it's just psycho-babble with nice graphics. A poorly scripted bloody mess that demonstrates a lack of insight into the physical sciences beyond the high-school level.

10 years ago

Not knowing the background of the author, I rather enjoyed this documentary. Much of what he said can be corroborated with other books and documentaries, at least on the subject of neuroscience.

10 years ago

Total crap

10 years ago

i'm so sad that this isn't reliable data , i liked it , boo…:(

10 years ago

All I've gotta say is the narrator started to sound like an adult in charlie brown cartoon after awhile.

10 years ago

funny how people who don't even have an undergraduate degree, let alone a phd in physics seem to always think they know everything about that field. you know it takes almost 10 years of training everyday for hours to be able to do research in that field right?

10 years ago

Numbers are the Supreme Court of science. However Godel proved that we may not prove everything using numbers. Physics needs numbers. There must be Physics Foibles. Always more to prove.

10 years ago

total BS and i don't mean by that "Bachelor of Science"

10 years ago

i have a theory of everything:" everything sucks" thank you

11 years ago

Yes, he says that opening the internet will provide the venue for solving the quandary of the theory he proposes. He also limits himself quite a bit by giving a poor construct of what consciousness is, not that this is clear to anyone right now. What does he know about life after death. I think that his left brain needs to be rebooted!!!

11 years ago

Perfect for programming artificially intelligent machines!

11 years ago

Not bad. The guy is touching on many little truths, but in my opinion, does not do a very good job of putting them all together. For instance, I saw a huge leap from neurons to consciousness. Saying that consciousness is in the brain could be true but it also could be likened to saying that the internet is in my laptop. The author uses lots of scientific pieces of evidence to construct a "theory" but several other theories could be made based on the same evidence. What if consciousness was a nonlocal part of the world just like time and space, and brains merely a portal to interact with it, in the process creating the illusion that we are individuals when we really aren't? The idea is of course bizzare, but based on my own 5 year long research into neuroscience, quantum physics, relativity, psychology and parapsychology I believe it to be more likely than what is proposed in the video above. Science is of course miles away from accepting such a view on things but science has always been slow to admitting its own big misunderstandings of the world around us. p.s. I didn't reach the physics part.

11 years ago

"If you haven’t heard of him, he’s a record holder in World of Warcraft and online poker, and plays the main character in a series of videos on a popular YouTube channel with well over 340,000 subscribers."

So the Nerd King? Tsk.........

11 years ago

Very good presentation. My knowledge about this is very limited. But I like the last part: Don't be afraid of reviewing the old theories, everyone can participate and be part of Science (through internet).

It's worth watching it

11 years ago

Maybe not a theory of everything, but definitely neurogeek porn. Nicely presented.

Gordie Adams
11 years ago

A very good documentary, but not a proper theory, or anything like it.

This is an overview of the content of current scientific theory taken from dozens of films and other media. Like many of you, I have seen most of this in Nova and BBC documentaries.

The presentation is good, if a bit dishonest. The C=hf stuff is nonsense, for sure, until we see some math. But he is right in the assertion that times have changed, and people now have access to information that effectively makes us a huge, informed (one hopes) network. Most of the implications drawn are reasonable too.

Let's not attack the guy because he isn't a 'scientist,' lets just demand science and let the cream float to the top.

Entertaining and worthwhile.

11 years ago

I enjoyed this doc very much. Although some of the material explained is beyond my knowledge, i let it enter me knowing that something would be retained and that i later would be able to reaccess the info.

I particularly liked the ending which answers a few of the negative comments in this thread.
"It is a limited interpretation of "his" first month of scientific research"

"Whatever the outcome, it is clear we have entered an era where science is open to everyone and if we can preserve unfiltered acces to a neutral internet, we can test the validity of our ideas. We can enhance our imagination by making new corrolations and we can be part of the evolution of our undestanding of the universe and of the mind."

What he is saying is that everyone has the ability to search into every possible corners of the internet to amass the present scientific understanding of our mind, our universe or universes. If one wants to know, one can find. What he has put together here, we are told, is the accumulation of a month research, makes me wonder where he is at now. I have no doubt that with his social position he was also able to access directly some scientists who are making themselves available for every science doc coming out these days.

Science has been administered by universities, banks, governments for a closed scientific community but with the advent of the internet and the nature of quantum sciences, a much wider assembly is now able to participate in allowing the world to get closer to a Theory of Everything.


11 years ago

funny how you would say that you doubt the video has any scientific value...
sounds like prejudice to me

I've watched it twice now...although I don't agree with all of the points being made, the theories presented are in line with science and theories which are not in the lunatic fringe.

I found the documentary to be immensely interesting, and there are several avenues of philosophical thought which can find agreement in this position.

James Spencer
11 years ago

embrace the paradox,
the self/the totality.
naming the world or self definition are inherently contradictory.

as a theory of everything this is one-sided
it's more of a self-help, cognitive behavioural therapy primer
with a theoretical physics underpinning

act instinctively, let go...
there is no conciousness, there is no information

that is the other-side

see taoism/zen/wittgenstein/nietzsche


11 years ago

Theory of everything, when we don't even understand 1% this Universe. That's not possible. I will skip this video. Just garbage for the brain.

11 years ago

Nova - Fabric of the Cosmos. 4 part series. Easier to understand. Similar topics.

11 years ago

Is that voice for real?? Sounds lika a bad impression of Darth Vader. Lame, pretantious film. Don't quit your dayjob...

11 years ago

how can you say that einstein thought that matter and energy are diffrent things when his formula says the opposite energy quals mass times the speed of light squared?!

11 years ago

well this video tried to come up with explanations of existence, but when some of his basic assumptions are flawed , it compromises everything built upon them. Einstein thought matter and energy were different things. Plasma physicists have found matter and energy are the same thing. Astronomers are comical. Nowhere is there a science with such up to date hardware with so backward a paradigm running it. And they wont even consider they are wrong. Cosmology is laughable. What happened to james clark maxwells equations/ How have they gotten buried?

11 years ago

this documentary is like talk about sex and be a virgin... you can be a doctor and write a book about it, but if you are a virgin you just don't know what are you talking about.

11 years ago

Well trained at reading auto cues if nothing else..About as bright as a blackout.And this pillocks had 100mil hits,,,round the head imo lololol 8-]

11 years ago

I really enjoyed this documentary. It's definitely worth the watch. It is stuff I heard before, but it was very well put-together.

11 years ago

like alot of people here i put this on, layed down, and fell asleep after like ten minutes.

to be honest its all stuff ive heard before, just in an intense format.

11 years ago

Whaaat?? No heaven??? :(

11 years ago

I missed his theory. Seemed like a bunch of other peoples theories put into one film. Maybe I needed to pay more attention. I think he just ate some LSD, read about several other scientist years of hard work, thought it was cool, gave us a brief description of several ideas, and somehow had the balls to call it his own. Amateur plagiarism at work here.

11 years ago

it seems that this guy dont have a god in hes neurons :))) stupid ass like this is born stupid religios from some punk who wants to make some money with a stupid ideea becouse hes neurons dont have fate..loool

12 years ago

lol so many hate comments... Guys! U mad? hes got ego? so what? I bet u just jelly, i mean i have good ego too, and he showed me the way of life, now i get bitchez, now i make more money, now i have better life and now i treat people like i wanna treat them... and i WIN! and this theory si better watched while high, ull get better idea of it, oke most of this u may already know, but it still opens a pathway of thinking and understanding. Good job Athene! thumb up

12 years ago

i doubt that i doubt
i doubt now i doubt

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