CChaos CChaos

Seattle, WA, United States

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the man, the mortal, the sex-object, the hero....

An idea worth spreading

Rupert Sheldrake - The Science Delusion BANNED TED TALK 
~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKHUaNAxsTg

Graham Hancock - The War on Consciousness BANNED TED TALK
~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0c5nIvJH7w

I'm passionate about

reality as it is.

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CChaos CChaos
Posted over 1 year ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
since TED was critical of Russell Targ and seemingly dismissive of the scientific and declassified FOIA literature on Remote Viewing, let me offer this. here's talk by Jacques Vallee at the International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA). Jacques Vallee Software of Consciousness IRVA 2007 ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40jqdrEVPX4 and for those who don't know who Jacques Vallee is, BLAME YOURSELF! just kidding. Jacques Vallee is a legend in the alternative research community. and incidentally, Vallee did a TEDx talk at TEDxBrussels. TEDxBrussels - Jacques Vallée - A Theory of Everything (else)... ~ http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxBrussels-Jacques-Vallee-A-T good thing his talk was not suppressed and he was not labeled as a pseudoscientist in spite of the fact that Vallee is also a UFOlogist! maybe Jerry Coyne and PZ Myers just missed Vallee's talk that's why it wasn't flagged :)
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CChaos CChaos
Posted over 1 year ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
just when i thought that the Sheldrake-Hancock TED controversy is dying, i read this on The Independent. "With over 500 million YouTube views, TED Talks have attracted guest speakers such as Bill Gates, Richard Dawkins and Julian Assange and in the process, made conferences cool again. But in recent weeks TED Talks – with their mantra - ‘ideas worth sharing’ - have been accused of censorship after two British speakers had their talks removed from TED’s official website. The row involves two British speakers, the journalist and author Graham Hancock and Cambridge and Harvard University lecturer Rupert Sheldrake. Both speakers have been deemed as ‘provocative’ amid accusations of ‘pseudoscience’ at lectures they gave at a TEDx talk – a franchised spin-off of the main TED Talk brand. Hancock describes a ‘war on consciousness’ that prevents the world from gaining a higher state of awareness through shamanic principles and psychoactives like the South American potion, ayahuasca." ~ http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/ted-conference-censorship-row-8563105.html
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CChaos CChaos
Posted over 1 year ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
here's another excellent post on the interwebs which demonstrates how wrong TED was to lump Russell Targ with pseudoscience. "The research papers in this archived data are mindboggling. TED obviously has forgotten that all legitimate researchers begin with the existing literature. And it is important not to let cognitive bias prevent you from looking at research that doesn’t fit your belief system. That reminds me… I noticed the annotation for file 11841, a 23 page document, is “Quantum Physics and Parapsychology” Conference report 28 Oct 1974.” Have you read it? 12,000 documents remain unread by far too many people. Some of them have presumed to say the research does not even exist. Six months of my life were spent annotating the files and so I beg to differ. It does indeed exist. That TED and/or TEDx would prohibit one of the key researchers from speaking about the research is appalling." ... EXACTLY. "More information on TED’s actions is here at the their site. Notice that, in removing the talks discussed, they also removed the opportunity to share them or to open them directly on Vimeo. TED does NOT want some ideas to spread — even if they are ideas that several governments (China, USSA, and the US) found important at the highest levels of National Security. That TED is censoring the formerly (and still partially) classified research is itself an idea worth spreading — or at least watching and pondering: What ideas do they approve? Which are off limits? And why?" ~ http://www.stargate-interactive.com/news/targ-tedx-and-the-nature-of-legitimate-research/
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CChaos CChaos
Posted over 1 year ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
Steve, exactly. it amazes and amuses me that people who identify as " skeptics" don't know the history of the Skeptical movement. note that Truzzi was also the one who coined the famous Sagan quote "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." Truzzi was a real *skeptic*. most "skeptics" i see online nowadays are pale reflections of Truzzi. they have hijacked the true philosophical meaning of the word *skepticism* while deluding themselves that they are the paragons of "critical thinking".
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CChaos CChaos
Posted over 1 year ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
when it comes to Quantum Physics/Mechanics i heed this classic quote attributed to Feynman: "If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics." that said, it's interesting to see quantum physicists differ in their perspectives, speculations, and interpretations. see Physics Buzz: Zeilinger Polls Quantum Physicists on Nature of Reality ~ http://physicsbuzz.physicscentral.com/2013/01/zeilinger-polls-quantum-physicists-on.html
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CChaos CChaos
Posted over 1 year ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
interesting. i skimmed it. but it's basically an (educated) opinion piece. nothing wrong with that of course. speaking of educated opinions and speculations, here's an excellent book. it's a collection of mystical writings by the founders of Quantum Physics. enjoy! "Here is a collection of writings that bridges the gap between science and religion. Quantum Questions collects the mystical writings of each of the major physicists involved in the discovery of quantum physics and relativity, including Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, and Max Planck. The selections are written in nontechnical language and will be of interest to scientists and nonscientists alike." ~ http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1570627681/