History Literature / TheSecret

2nd Feb '16 11:01:15 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DocumentaryOfLies: A particularly insidious example.
12th May '15 12:46:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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Optical engineer and Sci-Fi author, TravisSTaylor, recently put out a book titled ''The Science Behind The Secret'' attempting to support The Secret with appeals to authority, noting a long history of similar beliefs, and a terribly butchered reading of quantum physics.

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Optical engineer and Sci-Fi author, TravisSTaylor, Creator/TravisSTaylor, recently put out a book titled ''The Science Behind The Secret'' attempting to support The Secret with appeals to authority, noting a long history of similar beliefs, and a terribly butchered reading of quantum physics.
25th Feb '15 7:48:08 PM CassandraLeo
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%%* IWishItWereReal

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%%* IWishItWereReal* IWishItWereReal: Contends that doing so will actually ''make'' a desired object real.


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* RewritingReality: This is effectively what the book claims you can do by wishing hard enough. A cynical observer could comment that the trope name is also an accurate description of the book's ArtisticLicenseHistory, QuantumMechanicsCanDoAnything, and QuoteMining.


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* YourMindMakesItReal: Another contention of the film/book.
25th Feb '15 7:41:56 PM CassandraLeo
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* QuantumMechanicsCanDoAnything: A particularly {{egregious}} offender.
25th Feb '15 7:39:50 PM CassandraLeo
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* {{Plagiarism}}: Some commentators have suggested that the intellectual content of the work, such as it is, is lifted directly from Wallace D. Wattles' [[OlderThanTheyThink much older]] work ''The Science of Getting Rich'' (which, of course, contains no actual science). Since Wattles was long dead and his work was in the public domain, his heirs couldn't sue.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Obviously, lies on the "idealism" end of the scale.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Obviously, lies on the "idealism" end of the scale. At least theoretically. A cynical person could [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation speculate]] that the author is in fact a deeply cynical individual who wants to make money off of gullible people.
20th Oct '14 4:18:15 PM SolipSchism
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%% NOTE: ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.



* IWishItWereReal

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* %%* IWishItWereReal



* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre

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* %%* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre
1st Sep '14 8:45:23 PM intersection786
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* GoodFortuneFromGod: Perhaps the best-known non-theistic example.
20th Sep '13 12:20:26 PM Aldo930
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->''Smile, darn ya, smile! Because this old world is a great world after all!''
->''Smile, darn ya, smile! And right away hear Lady Luck pay you a call!''

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->''Smile, darn ya, smile! Because You know this old world is a great world after all!''
->''Smile, darn ya, smile! And right away hear watch Lady Luck pay you a call!''



->''Time for you and love to get acquainted!''

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->''Time for you and love joy to get acquainted!''
4th Sep '12 12:02:13 AM mlsmithca
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* DidNotDoTheResearch: We do not advice that you use the book as a substitute for actually learning about quantum physics.
9th Apr '12 5:09:27 AM MichaelKatsuro
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* FridgeLogic: Glacier Logic more like.
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