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Frank Matera
Posted over 1 year ago
The debate about Rupert Sheldrake's talk
LOL I think it is obvious to all and sundry that the last thing TED did was actually watch Sheldrake's presentation. How could they possibly have watched it and STILL publish the reasons they gave for removing it... when it was so factually false. I don't think they had the feintest clue what his presentation was actually about... which makes it all the more laughable.
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Frank Matera
Posted over 1 year ago
The debate about Rupert Sheldrake's talk
Yes Sandy.. the disclaimer makes sense... if what you are doing is trying to distance your brand from the opinions made by speakers whilst offering up a platform for free thinking. But if what you are trying to do is the opposite of that... and stop people from having access to this information at all (What do they say about mushrooms being fed s#@t in the dark) then you do exactly what TED has done. It's as simple as that.
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Frank Matera
Posted over 1 year ago
The debate about Rupert Sheldrake's talk
Yup that is basically the big uproar. The reasons they gave for removing Sheldrake's talk was basically all lies. My guess is that their "science board" that reviewed it was really not the science board at all but a list of Atheists backed up 2 particular Atheists who originally complained about the 2 offending videos. My guess is TED took the word of these Atheists without actually checking the video itself that those claims were true. It smacks of what has happened for the last 30 years with PSI research and Atheist/Materialists making claims that are just false. Will Storr even wrote a book about it called "The Heretics". He went in thinking the "woo" crowd and fringe scientists investigating PSI were the ones fabricating data and lying.... and started investigating it.... only to find it was absolutely the other way around. The PSI crowd were the ones that were telling the truth.... and it was the Atheist groups like James Randi who were found to be continually lying and manipulating information... to keep people away from taking the PSI claims seriously. Sounds exactly what is happening now at TED with Rupert and Hancock doesn't it?
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Frank Matera
Posted over 1 year ago
The debate about Rupert Sheldrake's talk
And to think that in the "good old days" they could just burn the books of the heretics and nobody would know any different. I bet most of the TED board wishes it was like the good old days where people didn't have free thought and access to information on the internet. Makes it a lot easier to control.
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Frank Matera
Posted over 1 year ago
The debate about Rupert Sheldrake's talk
Yes as soon as I saw Steven Pinker on the board... it all makes it a little more clearer as to how TED is influenced. Any man that quotes Richard Dawkins as an "influence" is hardly going to give an unbiased scientific view on anything.
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Frank Matera
Posted over 1 year ago
The debate about Rupert Sheldrake's talk
After the amateur ficticous job TED did of trying to discredit Sheldrake the first time it would be intellectual suicide to try and take him on. To quote Prof Stanton Friedman when debating with Skeptic Science "guru" Bill Nye "You have to admire someone who comes on a national television program to debate something they do not know the first thing about and have read none of the literature". Sheldrake has made people smarter than the TED Board look like proclaiming fools.
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Frank Matera
Posted over 1 year ago
The debate about Rupert Sheldrake's talk
@Haley: I would like to respond to this quote. "My biggest complaint about this talk was his lack of examples to back up his claim that "science" won't consider any of his ideas. In some cases I can think of specific examples of research being conducted about the very topics he claims are being ignored." Firstly it was an 18 minute talk not a presentation. There is no way in 18 minutes he would be able to show examples of anything. He has written an entire book on the subjected titled "Science Set Free" or "The Science Delusion" depending on where you live and how offended you get by the title. In these books he goes into great detail about the dogmas and has been received very well within the Science community (again depending on whether you are an extremist materialist science or an open minded one who can see the woods from the trees). Also if you need further evidence of these dogmas within Science then I highly suggest you view this Googletalk by Professor Dean Radin title "Science and the Taboo of PSI". He goes into detail and gives real world examples (even statistics) that show there is a taboo within science to firstly discuss the topic with their peers, never mind research it. He also shows examples where those hardened skeptics have been able to replicate his work on PSI and even have these skeptics admit that it comes "precariously close to showing PSI is real" only for them to discredit it another way... so they can avoid the subject and the ridicule that will come their way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw_O9Qiwqew This is what frustrates us most as people interested in the work of the likes of Sheldrake and Radin. There is this general belief in Science (which you have yourself shown) that because you are not aware of it then it likely doesn't exist when that is just not the case. It is because of these very DOGMAS and the actions of groups like TED keeping it out of mainstream thinking that it is not given a wider audience as it deserves.
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Frank Matera
Posted over 1 year ago
The debate about Rupert Sheldrake's talk
Cmon Renee. Of course there is a dogma. If there is a general assumption then it is a dogma.It is like saying that because we have the likes of Dr Rupert Sheldrake and Prof Dean Radin doing telepathy research that there is no dogma in science about telepathy and PSI. You and I both know full well there is. To quote Terrence McKenna a lot of materialistic science is basically based on "Give me one free miracle and I will explain everything else". Science is full of assumptions and that is exactly the issue Rupert Sheldrake is bringing to light. It's the double standard they apply to science. It is ok to come up with "Dark Matter" to make theories on the Big Bang fit and pass that off as "Science" and brainwash... I mean teach it to students... yet when Sheldrake, Radin and co. conduct proper scientific experiments on PSI phenomena we have skeptics and now people like TED accusing them of being "PseudoScientists" and we have the science community doing their best to discredit their work because it goes against their materialistic belief systems they live on. THAT is the Science Delusion.
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Frank Matera
Posted over 1 year ago
Rupert Sheldrake's TEDx talk: Detailing the issues
Yes Katie I read that statement by Cory Warshaw and shook my head. That's a big red light right there that we have normally intelligent people making comments on something based on little but their own personal beliefs. There is an ASSUMPTION that because a lot of people in the science community don't know about these studies that they must not exist. It is seriously worrying stuff. Also that talk by Dean Radin about the taboo of PSI within science should be watched by every single student in every university in the country. He shows not only evidence for PSI in that talk... but evidence that there is a massive taboo within Science to even discuss it. Some of the comments in this forum just prove it even further.