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Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.

For discussion: http://blog.ted.com/2013/04/01/a-note-to-the-ted-community-on-the-withdrawal-of-the-tedxwesthollywood-license

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    Apr 5 2013: We're doing crowdsourced science here for TED. There's an oxymoron for ya. Does anyone know of any organizations of skeptics, which are formally recognized as having an affiliation with any of the largest member organizations of scientists? And, does anyone know of any non-skeptic's organizations with a formal affiliation with the largest member organizations of scientists?
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      Apr 5 2013: I don't see any skeptical organizations listed here:

      http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/affiliates/

      But I do see the Parapsychological Association listed there right between the Paleontological Society and Phi Beta Kappa Society.
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    • Apr 5 2013: Funny you should bring that up Michael:-

      TED did not apply reasonable consideration to the issue
      TED has taken rash actions
      TED failed to give adequate justification for its actions
      TED Is not transparent in discussing its actions
      TED from the outset was too afraid to engage in open debate,
      TED has made access to the discussions deliberately obscure
      TED has opened multiple threads in an attempt to dilute the issue.

      This goes beyond "crowd sourced science" it is an attempt at mind control. This is why this is getting attention elsewhere.

      This paragraph from the article sums it up nicely:- "It's basically an admission that the parent organization is not prepared to argue their case factually," Weiler wrote. "As science is, at its most fundamental level, about the facts and details, it's rather curious that they would make a case for being on the side of science, but avoid addressing the science."

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