Quantum physics has been widely quoted by new age spiritual gurus to justify their weird and wonderful theories about the world, involving “energy”, “chakras”, “spirits”, and how feelings can be reality, even if people have different feelings that lead to contradictory beliefs about the world. New age leftists taught us that truth is relative, everybody can have their own truth and that truth doesn’t exist, all at the same time. And this only makes sense if you understand quantum physics.
Since its inception, western science has taught us the one dimensional view of reality, which postulates that if observations or logic contradict a theory, then the theory is wrong. They would call this nonsense “reductio ad absurdum”, or “proof by contradiction”, which states that if assuming a theory leads to a contradiction, then it is false and needs to be re-examined. But in the last few decades, new age science enthusiasts have interpreted quantum physics to mean that contradictions don’t imply that your theory about the world is false – the contradictions can actually be true, and be labelled the “XYZ paradox”. Quantum physics has unleashed a whole new universe of possibility by teaching us that our theories about the world don’t need to be consistent with observation and reason – they can in fact have no null hypothesis and always be true, regardless of reason and evidence.
Take for example, spiritual healing methods, that require you to believe the theory in order for it to work. If it doesn’t work, then you simply didn’t have enough faith in the theory, and you need to work harder to believe it, despite the evidence you just witnessed that it doesn’t work. The more it doesn’t work, the more you need to believe it. This is very similar to Keynesian economics and stimulus packages, which always work when they are big enough. If a stimulus package doesn’t work, it’s because it wasn’t big enough, so the more it doesn’t work, the more of it we need to do.
Then consider the Trump Russia collusion investigation, for which there was no evidence to start with but that many prominent anonymous sources insisted was true despite this. The more they looked, the more they found that there was no evidence, which only prompted them to look harder. So the more they dug into it and found nothing, the more they felt the need to investigate it and say that it was the top story in the world.
Socialism is another great example of quantum progressivism. In every recorded example of socialism and communism, all which were supported vocally by prominent progressives in the early days, collapsed horribly, but socialism is still an infallible system, and 100% of the many, many real examples of it were not real socialism. If socialism fails, it just proves how bad capitalism is. So socialism too has no null hypothesis, and can never be shown to be a disaster by any amount of reason or evidence.
Now consider intersectionality, which attempts to collectivize seemingly unrelated victim groups from feminists, the LGBTQ+ community and progressives to vegans, people of color and Muslims, and unify them against white males. Although these groups seem to disagree about a lot of things, such as the Muslims, who want to kill gays, and gays, and African Americans who sing about bitches and hoes, and feminists, they are nonetheless interchangeable and part of a unified coalition of victims with common interests.
Quantum theory is wonderful, because it allows us to have our theories despite tons of arguments proving them to be false or immoral. Because, like Schrodinger’s cat, things can be true and false at the same time, and can contradict logic and observed reality. So the next time some smarmy conservative tries to poke a hole in your theory about the world, laugh at them and ask them if they’ve ever heard of quantum physics? Because they probably haven’t, and will be blown away by your intellect and that fact that you are smart enough to know about such things. If they can’t understand how contractions can be true, then just laugh at them and tell them to learn science, before walking away with a smug expression on your face. Because you know deep down that everything is relative, and we all have our own truths, except conservatives and white males, who are objectively, categorically wrong. And that there is no such thing as good and evil, except Trump, Nazis and right-wingers, who are objectively, categorically evil.