What the Bleep Do We Know!?
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What the Bleep Do We Know!?

2004, Mystery  -   217 Comments
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What the Bleep Do We KnowThis hard-to-describe movie, which combines talking-head documentary footage with a fictional narrative, attempts to explain quantum physics in terms most audiences can understand.

The extent to which it succeeds will largely be the extent to which a viewer grasps the complex theories being addressed in those terms. Does matter exist? Does time flow in one direction?

This documentary is a radical departure from convention. It demands a freedom of view and greatness of thought so far unknown, indeed, not even dreamed of since Copernicus.

It's a documentary. It's a story. It's mind-blowing special effects. This film plunges you into a world where quantum uncertainty is demonstrated - where neurological processes, and perceptual shifts are engaged and lived by its protagonist - where everything is alive, and reality is changed by every thought.

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Adriano
Adriano
1 year ago

I need to know a name off Theo person in the filme... The blonde woman .

John
John
4 years ago

Our minds can. Also. Help. Us. To. "escape". To. Past. Or. Future. From. The. Finale. War. That. Is. Coming. Mind. Over. Matter. Is. Real. One. Single. Thought. For. 4 hours. Of. Thinking. &. Concentration. Brings. You. That. Which. You. Desire.

Rammus
Rammus
5 years ago

I watched this when I was young, so the haters can hate, but it's a nice intro to quantum physics. For actual experts, did you actually expect it to go on depth? This film isnt for you dummies lol

Thor
Thor
5 years ago

As a passionate Physics nerd, I felt sick to my stomach watching this "film." Its hard enough communicating real science to the general public, a film like this only harms the education of humanity.

Rambo
Rambo
7 years ago

Great film, :D consider keeping an open mind. as you can see there are plenty of closed minded ppl ,, this may explain the state of the world.. but take what is relevant in your perspective of reality. As Dan Ariely gives good indication in predictable irrational, or robert wright- evolutionary psychology: we are less in control than we think..
Buddha, 4 noble truths.. illness, root, etiology, cessation, remedy. ezy to understand, but to practice is another matter. Jung calls it the collective unconsciousness.. that's 95% of the world. Just remember to live your life, not the moral or philosophical convictions of others, you don't want to go to your death wondering why you failed to live "your own life"
Namestar

Acezero 44
Acezero 44
11 years ago

this is in the mystery section ,. but there is no mystery,. its just a bunch of people who dont understand the experiments that have been done.

It was really hard to watch this, I feel bad for anyone effected by this. the thinking in this doc has many flaws,.

lydia marriner
lydia marriner
11 years ago

I really enjoyed this documentary! Does anyone have suggestions on documentaries like this?

Deborah Macaiodh Selim
Deborah Macaiodh Selim
11 years ago

While reading the comments from the beginning, I started to feel like I was watching the Charlie Sheen nervous breakdown all over again, and that's BEFORE I got to the "winning" and "duh!"parts. I am serious.

goldensilence
goldensilence
11 years ago

What is mind? Never matter!

What is matter? Never mind!

freekout24
freekout24
12 years ago

then what exactly is this free electron that can manipulate dna and knows when it is being watched and decides how to behave itself a part from other electons which I heard from Professor quantum on youtube, Nasa and other physic scientits and just because there is no evidence doesn' mean it is not possible and btw science came from Phiolosophy which a set rule of science which means science can be changed, maybe phiolospy. Science knows feck all and Science is not fact.

freekout24
freekout24
12 years ago

what about this free elctron.....

Achems_Razor
Achems_Razor
12 years ago

@TSF:

@over the edge: is correct. Mass is the measure of the amount of matter, the measure of the amount of "stuff" in something. So basically the word mass is used as a tool to determine volume/density, in maths matter and mass are two different things. As per Einstein.

The correct US unit of mass is called the "slug" short for sluggishness.

TheSpiritForce
TheSpiritForce
12 years ago

Oh again! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

You know... God knows every hair on your head because God is every hair on your head, as that is the only way it is and can be or there would have never been any Angles seen, as in LIVING GHOST & or SPIRIT BEINGS that we all are made in God's image, as Spirit Beings & or LIVING GHOST...that will live for all eternity in either heaven, with God or the hell, being away from God, in this God's Holodeck & or God's Matrix...where, as even Einstein had it right, as it still is today. E=Mc2... Energy = Matter and matter is 99.9999% void of anything or any kind of matter at all. FACT!

We all are playing in this God's Holodeck of an illusion of all matter and the only things real are US, as Spirit Beings made in God's image...as where ever you have winners and losers...you have a game...The Game of Life & the most important game you or I will ever play...in and of with. Be a WINNER, don't lose your life to evil and it's way of thinking & being, as it is the great tricksters and creator of doubt within you, as it is working within you now, as to what is right and what is wrong, but...guess what? YOU have a conscience, as we all do...where both God and evil speak within US all at...who YOU listen to is who you will become...with.

Don't be a loser...don't be without God, as He wants to be within YOU and for YOU TO BE FILL WITH THE HOLY GHOST, as to rid oneself of evil is to be FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST.

Is your class half full of God, empty out evil and let God fill up the rest of your life, as to truly be filled with The Holy Ghost.

My 24 hour of Discernment and you can be filled with The Holy Ghost, as to be right, do right, be good and do good for a mere 24 hour period or do wrong, be wrong, be bad and do bad and in how you even think, as well...as you will have to start over if you do and or be, as it is to be & do with evil and if you can't be honest with and within yourself...who can you be with?

Try The 24 Hour Test of Discernment of mine...if you will...YOU will be amazed at just how much evil is in your life...I can assure you and once you know...then you can start to rid yourself of this evil we all have and are apart of and then to be filled with The Holy Ghost. OK? Ok, vbs

Peace, Ron D...The Spirit Force, as we all are. vbs

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

"Sex..is an invention to allow us to see into the future" ??. Hmmm,reminds me, must get my eyes tested...no idea when tho...

TheSpiritForce
TheSpiritForce
12 years ago

Oh! & you will notice...if that's even possible for some here...I only got on the ones that had bad things to say about this wonderful Doc. & set them straight, as on the right path. But fine anything to get on me about...my pic, my whatever and maybe how young I am at 61...lol. In that regards who's demeaning who?

Again...Anything on subject matter or is it that some of you just like to try & put down people that know more than you ever thought of knowing...because you're jealous...maybe?

Don't answer that...it was only made to get your goat...and maybe those ones that see things wrong will straighten up and fly right and not be wrong in life...as they have so aptly shown us here.

TheSpiritForce
TheSpiritForce
12 years ago

Well, not much on subject matter...we must wonder why? I know! They don't know what they are even talking about and I do. How strange...indeed. vbs Laugh that off.

TheSpiritForce
TheSpiritForce
12 years ago

Yes, there is nothing here, but Energy and we too are made up of nothing, but Energy and the only thing that, in fact, as I said, that can be proven, as all else is, in fact, all inside your head, as the vibrating Energy, of all 5 of your only known senses, turned into electrical signals going to your brain making up everything you see, hear, touch, taste and smell, as made sense by your Ultimate Observer which is The Machine inside The Machine...YOU/The Spirit Force...of yet another Fundamental Force of Energy...made in God's image...and all proveble by I. vbs

Fitim Halimi
Fitim Halimi
12 years ago

I am very sure that this is the most real documentary that I have ever seen, and it is not about the Boll SH** ts, it is a new science that is opening the world's eyes by the way it explains, fellas, I am trying some of the things and they are really giving results, as fast as I want it.... I recomend you the documentary called The Secret, it gets a little bit bigger the vision if you watch it, so, the Bob Proctor mentioned: " And you my friend that you are staying there and watching my speach, maybe you wonder: Is the World in a great need of this? Yes it IS!!!

davethefed
davethefed
12 years ago

Why, in part 6, does matlin answer her phone, when it rings? She is, afetr all, deaf. Then again, why does she carry a cell anyway, (and don't say something lame about text messages if you haven't seen the film) she cant hear!

davethefed
davethefed
12 years ago

In part 6, how does Matlin know her phone is ringing? Then again, why does she have a cell phone at all?

Rebecca Reed
Rebecca Reed
12 years ago

I have the answer, I'm sure of it now having watched this, i need a publisher.

101010_111111
101010_111111
12 years ago

I love people who are so intelligent that they can critique a documentary they haven't even watched. Definitely worth watching! The first part has a Monty Python style to it, which turns people off. That's only 5 min. of the movie. By the time you're 30 min. in, it becomes truly intriguing. If you're not sure, try starting part seven.

justanotherview
justanotherview
12 years ago

I enjoyed the film. It was a lot words that made me realize that we can condition ourselves to go in a better direction. I would recommend it.

Sam Duggan
Sam Duggan
12 years ago

Ok I managed about 3 mins. Perhaps the most hideously simplistic and reductive history of humanities quest for knowledge and meaning that I have ever had the misfortune to sit through. It was like a bad Monty Python sketch that lacked either wit or intelligence.

Sam Duggan
Sam Duggan
12 years ago

Sorry, have not watched this but on reading the comments I HAVE to point out to THeSPiritForce that Quantum does NOT = Quantitative. Quantum Physics refers to the area of physics that deals with the sub atomic, or the very very small. I would also like to say that anyone who claims to understand quantum physics does not understand it. Can't remember who said that first, but he/she was a physicist.

Anthony Pirtle
Anthony Pirtle
12 years ago

bullshitski

Giac Belli
Giac Belli
12 years ago

manipulation thru editing..hope everyone gets confused..use the word "quantum" a lot. oh and ...make sh** up... this a waste of time...just go thru the credit list and source them...we end up in BS central. new age woo-woo.

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

When i bought this movie which is the follow up to the first What The Bleep,there were on the reverse side of the discs some of the full interviews of the people who participated. To me that was the most interesting part.
I did not watch it again here, but it seems they are not shown, am i right?
That movie did open many eyes on many subjects people had never heard of. az

Thang Tran
Thang Tran
12 years ago

!!!WARNING THIS DOCUMENTARY IS NOT WHAT IT APPEARS TO BE!!!
If you are looking for an informative, credible, and scientific accurate doc this is not it.
I wonder if we can get the admins or web masters to move this doc to the religion section, its clearly misinterpreting science to promote a clearly unproven assumptions.
1. It interviews people with little to no credibility.
2. Research this docu after you watch it and read the criticisms of it.
3. Research Quantum Quackery and quantum mechanics.
4. Research Pseudo-science.
If you are taking medication please continue to do so at your doctor's discretion.

Mike Miller
Mike Miller
12 years ago

How can anyone completely ignore the idea of addiction to emotional states and thought processes? I realize that this film sensationalized the emotional states but it was this effect really drew home the fact that we create ourselves and our perceptions.

Road Hammer
Road Hammer
12 years ago

the most great documentary ever that open a new window into your life. great stuff. i love it so much that copy the DVD to all friend.

Marky O Reilly
Marky O Reilly
12 years ago

Really happy to read most of the comments here, this film is moronic and misleading and it's good to see mostly critical reviews.

Kramer
Kramer
12 years ago

Very interesting. I do feel though that they are making implications that are not necessarily true. I won't say that I, or anyone for that matter, knows all there is to know about science, religion, etc., but in my opinion the documentary seemed to be portraying false info. Yes, of course I am biased, as we all are, but I do think science should not be stretched into the regime of faith, being that science is based on facts, not on faith itself. Nonetheless, I definitely think that there were some interesting points of view in this documentary. We are never going to make it anywhere if we don't have "out of the box" thinkers.

S R
S R
12 years ago

I found it entertaining. I'm guessing I'll be accused of being an uneducated fool for it, but the truth is...something can be 100% true, and someone will swear it's not...or 100% false and millions will fall for it and believe it. Science and religion aside, i enjoyed it.

Jordan Lea
Jordan Lea
12 years ago

I've never felt that science is striving to make me feel like "a lonely organism on a lonely planet" or whatever I just heard one of those buttholes say. Science can make you, as a human, feel small (physically) but nonetheless amazing. The doc about fractals is a lot more interesting to me.

Mark Stouffer
Mark Stouffer
12 years ago

And to the health lady, consciousness is real because there is no mind-body dichotomy, and the body is real.

Mark Stouffer
Mark Stouffer
12 years ago

There is something that connects us all: Causality.

Erika Joslin
Erika Joslin
13 years ago

I was so into this movie when I was 12 (obviously because I didn't grasp about 90% of wtf they were talking about) But now that I'm seeing this 8 years later... I realize they just use a bunch of big words and flowery descriptions to make religion look like science. Bleh.

that being said, there are some good poinst, you can ruin your life by your negative thoughts.

JustMe___1
JustMe___1
13 years ago

"Pure abstract self-aware consciousness"?
Why do they keep on repeating "consciousness"?
There is absolutely no proof (in fact, there is not a single clue) that string level is conscious (I don't say it's 100% impossible, but there is no implication). They do present scientific facts and have some nice ways, but they obviously suffer from one of the most 'human illnesses' - the need for everything to be the way we are, for everything to be explicable in the way we perceive stuff - SUBJECTIVITY. The thing is, EVERYONE is subjective ALL the time, but the people who can't think of stuff outside the borders of 'meaning, purpose, finite, ultimate solutions, perfectness, distinctiveness' bring subjectivity to its peak.

Pratik Paudel
Pratik Paudel
13 years ago

Since or the latest cult of Intelligent design?

tariqxl
tariqxl
13 years ago

If a tree falls in the forest and no-one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? YES it does it still creates vibrations and if anyone disagrees.... Tough I'll just percieve you out of existance, oh wait I can't do that.

sushi_king
sushi_king
13 years ago

This is not science. It is mysticism with a vague scientific angle. It is attempting to legitimize an unscientific belief system with something that was actually tested.
Try to make the attempt to critically analyze things, don't be made a fool by these New Age charlatans.

2012
2012
13 years ago

I think this is a great film, and go's well with what Kevin Trudeau said, you get what you think about most of the time.

sunlight
sunlight
13 years ago

Open your mind be empty and silent and know your own truth.We are all one.

Cassiar
Cassiar
13 years ago

On another note...I have seen another version of this that was a lot different!!!

Cassiar
Cassiar
13 years ago

OK Back to the basketball theory...The ball is not in the place that you are viewing it...it is ahead of where you are seeing, mainly because of the time it takes for light to travel to the ball then travel to your eye and then compute in your mind...you are reacting first on a subconcious level to the ball before any of your senses picks it up!

Russ
Russ
13 years ago

@ben

I felt the same exact way...a load of talk with greek salad mixed in with no mentally edible conclusion

Galloway Grumblefield
Galloway Grumblefield
13 years ago

@GodEmporerShaw,

"How about the experiments with droplets of water? Little needs to be said about this."

Actually, a lot needs to be said on this. If what you are implying is that what is shown in this documentary is science based, then you are showing a serious lack of skepticism. I think you are referring to the Emoto snowflakes? Those are easily explained. We don't know how many snowflakes Emoto produced, all we can see are the ones he categorized and presented for this film. Did 50% of the snowflakes form badly to negative thoughts? 20%? Only 1%? We simply don't know. The film makes it look like "negative thoughts produce malformed snowflakes." We have no way of judging, because we can only see the final snowflake examples deemed suitable to conform to the expectations of the film makers. That's not what I would call compelling proof of anything.

GodEmporerShaw
GodEmporerShaw
13 years ago

Ok, I've been reading these comments, and, alot of you are very quick to attack the people, and, beliefs represented in this documentary. (Perhaps, rightly so.)However, I see very few comments on the actual experiments used to support their claims. These experiments are the basis for the idea that all of us influence, and, perhaps combined, determine our perception of reality. There's the experiment where they fire indivdaul electrons through two slits. This suggests, to me at least, that, without an observer, reality consists of infinate possibilities. This being said, different perpectives, or, means of perceiving, equate to different realities. Then, there's the experiments using random number generators, where the paricipants had a measurable influence on reality, even past realities, projecting their influence backwards through time to effect generators that were switched on before they even tried to influence the results. How about the experiments with droplets of water? Little needs to be said about this. If the results are really examples of how our thoughts, feelings, and, our state of mind, can influence reality, then it is clear, to me atleast, that we certainly do have a great deal of influence over our perceived realities, whether consciously or unconsciously. Lastly, there's entanglement. If even the smallest aspects of ourselves are inseperably linked to the rest of the universe then it is unavoidable that we, and all other forms of consciousness, have influence on reality.

Now, having said all this, I will also say that it is unlikely that any one individual can profoundly change the reality of their, or our, situation just by willing that change into exhistence. It will take a global paradigm shift from inactive observers of reality to active, conscious, responsible sculptors of reality, to enact any really significant change. I think that is the underlying message of this documentary. That it is up to us to be the change we want to see in the world. We have the power to make this exhistence beautiful, in every sense of the word, all we need to do is believe ourselves and to put our faith in our fellow man. In that sense we are truly devine.

Tony
Tony
13 years ago

Enlightening.