Aaron McLeod Posted over 1 year ago The debate about Rupert Sheldrake's talk Sheldrake is not advocating that we abandon the scientific method or deny ourselves the advantages that scientific inquiry brings, he is simply asking for a moment of introspection to evaluate our assumptions. Just becasue we hear what he has to say and take a moment to consider his perspective and his research does not mean that we believe everything he presents. We do not need protection from new perspectives on science. Let us not forget that the theme of this presentation was "Challenging Existing Paradigms and Redefining Values", not "Everything We Already Know and Are Completely Comfortable With Reiterated." TED.... lighten up. The precious edifice of science as a replacement for God is still intact.