So I was over a Pharyngula reading a very entertaining piece that handed Deepak Chopra, the rap master of woo, his butt. (again)
I was reading the comments and enjoying the science-nerd pile-on when suddenly THIS lept out at me:
"Hmmm... Now I know where the really bad, sciency sounding dialog for the character Mohindar Suresh in Heroes comes from."
Dan misses some very important points in this comment:
1) Mohinder Suresh is smokin' hot (see exhibit "A"), and Deepak Chopra is NOT (see exhibit "B").
2) Mohinder Suresh is a fictional character in a story that specifically suspends the laws of science so that the world can work very differently than it actually does...and to that end there is a need to supply enough technobabble to drum you into a state we call "suspension of disbelief"...whereas Deepak Copra is a real person that is creating a story that specifically suspends the laws of science so that the world can work very differently than it actually does, and to that end there is a need to supply enough technobabble to drum you into a state we call "suspension of disbelief". This will cause you to pay lots of money for him to tell you his pretty pretty story about how you can live forever and be healthy the whole time.
3)Until recently, Mohinder Suresh was a character of unfailing moral fortitude selflessly working to redeem his father's life-work, discover the truth, and benefit all of humanity...and Deepak Chopra writes lots and lots of stuff about what he thinks science doesn't know, and provides PZ Myers with many, many opportunities to point out that just because Mr. Chopra doesn't know how something happens, that doesn't mean that SCIENCE doesn't know how it happens.
4) Mohinder Suresh's use of eyeliner is organic, subtle, and alluring. Deepak Chopra's use of eyeliner is heavy, harsh and scary.
5) So, in summation: LEAVE MOHINDER ALONE! Thank you, and I rest my case.
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