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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: This is getting ridiculous.

    If "Ideas worth spreading" exist exclusively in the scientific method, then I'm off.

    Science is the servant of the imagination - not the master. Science will just disappear up its own fundamental orifice, if it carries on like this. And I'm afraid to say, so will TED if it doesn't change its idea of what it is that's worth spreading.

    Open up, for God's sake. Sheldrake and Hancock are working hard at the cutting edge of science. Just because their work often shuns the stagnating boredom and safety of certainty, doesn't mean there's no outstanding value in it.

    One has to put up with the inconveniences of being wrong, sometimes several times, in order to arrive at a cutting-edge 'right'. Most great scientists were great because they had the courage and determination to doubt conventional 'certainties' to arrive at new hypotheses and theories.

    Dare to embrace imagination and creativity - and dare to be wrong. That's where the cutting-edge lies.
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      Apr 5 2013: *Very* funny, and true, Allan Macdougall. I'm going to use one of your phrases.

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