Brad Hoehne Posted about 1 year ago Rupert Sheldrake's TEDx talk: Detailing the issues Not at all. "Working hypothesis" implies the ability to change given new facts and testing. "Dogma" does not. And the idea that there is just one idea worth allowing is just plain wrong in most cases. If this were the case, science in general would never get anywhere. Stuff like Relativity, QM, Plate Tectonics etc., were all "out there" at one point, but proved themselves via testing and data collection. In other words, "they worked". The "other ideas" Sheldrake mentions may well have merit, but, they simply haven't proved themselves yet. I wouldn't begrudge someone testing the "changing light speed" hypothesis- more power to 'em- just as I wouldn't begrudge some other scientist for pointing out where the first one went awry. Sheldrake has gone awry in this talk.