Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness (Respose to the debate on Graham Hancock's talk)
I was dissapointed to see that the coversation concerning Graham Hancock's talk had been closed. I just saw today that his talk had been removed, and want to give my input that his talk was valuable, inspiring, fits in with my view of ideas worth spreading, and does not offend the use of reason.
Talks like the one Graham Hancock gave are the reason I go to TedTalks. I love lively, new and sometimes on the edge ideas being given the space to express themselves and spark stirrings of excitement about possibility, new solutions and wonder in the world.
I can understand the orignal impulse years ago that set out for the use of reason over superstition and emotionality. The scientific process was the voice of reason in the face of religious ferver. Paranoid and emotionally charged perceptions in the world kill any ability to see things for what they are. Our own inner urges can really color what we see, and reason can be a good way to counter-act that.
On the other hand, I feel that the scientific world can swing too far in the other direction and be just as emotional and reactionary as the religious leaders of the day had, by ruling out all but pure logic.
Taking out all feeling or intuition also skews our perception as we cut off half of our sensory input. Like trying to see "what is an apple?" but only allowing ourselves to smell it and look at it, but never taste.
I like that Graham had such an interesting experience, and I feel that he provided quite a bit of back up that he was not the only one, and it wasn't a fluke.
Can there be no other dimensional existance that we can tap into? Maybe the mother guide is what is threatening. I don't want a boogyman over me, either..but what if there is more going on than meets the eye?Worth exploring? Sure!
It seems emotional, not reasonable to toss out his talk when you don't know for sure what's going on. Do you feel open and interested when you take down the talk, or constricted and hardened inside? That's fear.