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Gary Dudding
Posted over 1 year ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
"we see several people who promote — as fact — theories that are well outside what most scientists would accept as credible." My advice? Don't let the science community be the definers for the whole world of what's credible and what's not credible. Go to a website and do a psychic test, it'll add to the data, and there is already HEAPS of data you want to read any of it. And who knows, maybe one day public opinion will sway the science community and research will take off all over the place!
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Gary Dudding
Posted over 1 year ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
TED's reasons for withdrawing the license for the West Hollywood event specifically are: - "we see several people who promote — as fact — theories that are well outside what most scientists would accept as credible." "- We disallow speakers who use the language of science to claim they have proven the truth of ideas that are speculative and which have failed to gain significant scientific acceptance." and - " If your program is allowed to proceed, it will truly damage other TEDx organizers’ ability to recruit scientists and other speakers. (Indeed many in the TED and TEDx communities have already reached out to us to express their concern.)"
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Gary Dudding
Posted over 1 year ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
Here is the actual conclusion written in the paper where the langauge has changes from, "there are hints of an effect," to, "We conclude that for both data sets that there is a small, but significant effect." Interestingly both the comments come from exactly the same paper, the first from the abstract at the beginning of the paper, the second written in the conclusion toward the end of it. We conclude that for both data sets that there is a small, but significant effect. This result corresponds to the recent findings of studies on distant healing and the ‘feeling of being stared at’. Therefore, the existence of some anomaly related to distant intentions cannot be ruled out. The lack of methodological rigour in the existing database prohibits final conclusions and calls for further research, especially for independent replications on larger data sets. There is no specific theoretical conception we know of that can incorporate this phenomenon into the current body of scientific knowledge. Thus, theoretical research allowing for and describing plausible mechanisms for such effects is necessary. http://www.uniklinik-freiburg.de/iuk/live/forschung/publikationen/EDADMILSMABJP2004.pdf
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Gary Dudding
Posted over 1 year ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
Well some perspective. TEDx is a media organization with over 1 billion views of it's content. This conversation does not even have 50 participants. The vast majority of TEDx organizers, attendees and viewers probably doesn't even know there IS a debate and even if you were to corner them and force the issue three seconds of checking their credulities before dismissing you is likely all the consideration you will get. TEDx staff on the other hand have taken this debate seriously and have put their best and considerable effort into devining the lines between good science, bad science, pseudoscience and "ideas worth spreading" and those that are not. http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science
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Gary Dudding
Posted over 1 year ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
Just to play devil's advocate Suzanne,you may get a comment akin to this - you say "our job would have been made easier and more efficient with a TED hand to hold that could have steered us off any wrong course," and yet TED says they held talks with you from December 2012. TED is a non-profit organization, they have to run a tight ship, surely TED's decisions on answering, (what sounds like numerous from you), emails are a matter of TEDx, either formally or imformally, ranking it's importance for action and dealing with it accordingly. What sort of emails were you sending and how many did you send!? You sound needy, can't you make an executive decision? because surely TED did answer the IMPORTANT questions, the ones that may affect their choice on their invovlement with the West Hollywood event.