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Title: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: D^2 on June 18, 2012, 01:56:18 AM
Some brilliant person has created the Random Deepak Chopra Quote Generator:

http://www.wisdomofchopra.com/ (http://www.wisdomofchopra.com/)

I've compiled a list of 10 quotes. Five are real Chopra quotes (from his Twitter feed), five are computer-generated.  Can you identify which is which?

1. Existence regulates great possibilities.
2. Everything is the ground of self-righteous reality.
3. Nature is the path to unique knowledge.
4. The soul is your core consciousness.
5. Infinity is beyond limitations.
6. Time is quantified eternity.
7. Imagination arises and subsides in visible joy.
8. Greatness is rooted in infinite reality.
9. The quality of the present moment is all that matters.
10. Self-righteous morality is cunning hypocrisy.
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: arthwollipot on June 18, 2012, 02:11:08 AM
I've been blocked by Deepak on Twitter...
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: Sordid on June 18, 2012, 02:12:38 AM
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Also, wouldn't it be kinda amazing if he started using that generator and just fed the output of it directly into this Twitter?
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: D^2 on June 18, 2012, 02:28:35 AM
Sordid.. you got 8/10.
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: Moloch on June 18, 2012, 03:35:24 AM
My guesses:

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Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: Demosthenes on June 18, 2012, 03:48:09 AM
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Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: D^2 on June 18, 2012, 04:09:25 AM
Moloch and Demosthenes: both 8/10
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: Moloch on June 18, 2012, 06:33:07 AM
Three 8/10 results from different lists of answers  :laugh:
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: daemonowner on June 18, 2012, 07:08:22 AM
That piece of information could be helpful in determining the correct answers, if I could be bothered. My guess: 2-6 real, without consideration of previous answers.
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: skepticCanary on June 18, 2012, 09:52:15 AM
Now I'm worried. I'm struggling to tell the difference between the real quotes and the fake ones. And I made wisdomofchopra.com !  :'(
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: D^2 on June 18, 2012, 10:53:24 AM
Now I'm worried. I'm struggling to tell the difference between the real quotes and the fake ones. And I made wisdomofchopra.com !  :'(

I've been sharing it all over. Well done, good sir, well done.

(Fix the spelling though! "oppurtunities", "trancend", etc.)
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: D^2 on June 18, 2012, 10:55:21 AM
That piece of information could be helpful in determining the correct answers, if I could be bothered. My guess: 2-6 real, without consideration of previous answers.

6/10
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: drwfishesman on June 18, 2012, 12:16:27 PM
David Williams from Suncoast Skeptics has been doing the Deepak Chopra word jumble of the day on their facebook page for a while now. He gets the quotes from Chopra's facebook page. We've accussed him of just making them up from random words before. Now this wonderful site shows us that it is indeed possible to just make this shit up.
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: ConspicuousCarl on June 18, 2012, 01:04:41 PM
Pretty tough, but I feel somewhat confident:

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The really interesting question is whether or not Chopra himself can tell the difference.
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: D^2 on June 18, 2012, 02:56:27 PM
ConspicuousCarl:  8/10
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: Desert Fox on June 18, 2012, 07:00:45 PM
With the fake ones. . . .How do you know that he did not say them but just not recorded?
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: klintistvud on June 18, 2012, 07:12:48 PM
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?
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: D^2 on June 18, 2012, 08:35:30 PM
klintistvud 10/10  ;D
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: khendar on June 18, 2012, 09:15:36 PM
"Wisdom of Chopra" - World's shortest book ?
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: Desert Fox on June 18, 2012, 10:42:05 PM
I am sure he has SOME good wisdom  :-\
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: klintistvud on June 19, 2012, 05:30:02 AM
klintistvud 10/10  ;D

Wooohoooo!*    :laugh:



*slowly spoken in Deepak's voice
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: drwfishesman on June 19, 2012, 04:13:09 PM
klintistvud 10/10  ;D

Wooohoooo!*    :laugh:



*slowly spoken in Deepak's voice


How did you do that!?
Title: Re: Take the Deepak Challenge
Post by: klintistvud on June 19, 2012, 04:51:24 PM
klintistvud 10/10  ;D

Wooohoooo!*    :laugh:



*slowly spoken in Deepak's voice


How did you do that!?

It wasn't me, it was the Universe, consciousness immersed in infinity.