Mike is thoroughly confused about personal consciousness vs. collective will. To be sure, there is some evidence that intense application of mass human will can achieve surprising results—some of it from the C2C radio show itself—but Bara, while obviously very aware of this, also writes "We have, each of us, enough energy to make this world into anything we wish it to be." [The Choice, p.217.]
He trotted out that same idea last night. YOU CAN PERSONALLY CHOOSE what the coming apocalypse means, he assured his audience. Did he provide any evidence to support the idea, or say how he comes by such knowledge? Well, no and no. He spoke of two "experiments" which we must assume he thinks are relevant. One was his former co-author's foolery with an Accutron watch, which apparently showed periodic anomalies. The other was Cleve Backster's "terrified plant" trick of 1968. What do these two hobby activities have in common? They were both done without controls, and are therefore trash science.
Late into hour 2, Mike removed all possible doubt that he knows nothing about psychology by assuring us that "everything has consciousness." I waited for some follow-up that would show he was speaking metaphorically, but I got the converse of that. No, he really means everything. Tables, chairs, granite.... George Noory's comment was "Oh yes."
If the contrast between Kaku and Bara was striking, another contrast also comes to mind—that between Bara and another very recent guest on C2C, Maurice Cotterell. He's the nutcase who said that we can oh-so-easily get all the energy we could ever want by simply lining up little containers of the elements in order. Start with hydrogen, helium, lithium.... keep going until you have 120, the last one presumably containing the purely theoretical element unbinilium.
Cotterell's theories are entirely wrong but kind of hilarious. Bara's are entirely wrong and kind of boring.