Haley Bourke Posted over 2 years ago The debate about Rupert Sheldrake's talk Oh, the internet. On the job I've had to remove inappropriate content from the internet and I've felt the uproar. If someone were to graffiti rude words across the facade of a brick-and-mortar shop, no one would take offense to the owner scrubbing it off, but if someone posts the same content on the web taking it down is an outrage. We're used to the internet being a lawless wild west where anything goes. However, we come to TED to watch content that has been lovingly curated because well-presented, peer-reviewed lectures by qualified speakers is a lot more interesting and enlightening than any old rant you'd find on Youtube. There's a place for both, but you simply can't uphold your audience's trust while simultaneously presenting unverified information as absolute fact. Thanks, Chris, and others, for what is, in my opinion, one of the best sites on the net and a huge source of inspiration, wonder, and contemplation.