Satanist Mufti Posted over 2 years ago The debate about Rupert Sheldrake's talk @Conor, are there review boards for any of these fields you mention comparable to the science review board supposedly operating for TED on these two speakers? Were there any other speakers sidelined like Hancock and Sheldrake were, or are these two unique displacements? Is it possible that the science board (anonymous?) is so biased against Hancock / Sheldrake that they skew TED's content toward less expansive criticism? This appears to be the general argument against TED's decision to continue *primary* support for these videos (instead dumping them in several successive spots; someone did upload the original again, temporary?). I still think that the question of why they were allowed to speak at all if they were going to be subjected to moderation/exclusion ought to be addressed. Who made that decision? Why? Are they receiving rebuke now that their science professionals or sounding board has determined against their judgement? Is there a list of these science decision-makers? Is Sheldrake's contention in writing after the fact that a couple of extremists are opposed to his ideas reasonable, or is it special pleading? I was not aware that Sheldrake was mainstream. He appears to be pushing a particular subcultural struggle (against "The God Delusion"?).