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Jonathan Lawrence
Posted over 1 year ago
'Further to Our Last Conversation Here Concerning the TED Treatment of Dr. Rupert Sheldrake's TEDx Talk'
Having been trained in a scientific discipline including research methodology I find it hard to perceive where Rupert's ideas and work can be categorised as pseudoscience. I understand his theories are outside current mainstream thinking but they are of sufficient quality for an enlightened debate. I think TED must have been under pressure and lacked the moral courage to resist the unreasonable pressure from whomsoever. TED is now in a no win position where to do the right thing and restore the talk would give the impression of weakness and inconsistency. Sadly the upshot is that TED now is being seen to have aligned themselves with conservative ideas and of course this damages the brand.