Banned TED Talks

Talks the noted “educational” foundation

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From the TED website: “TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged…”


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That sounds nice… in theory. In practice, the TED organization will REMOVE from their site talks that generate outraged complaints from closed-minded individuals. They label these talks “PSEUDOSCIENCE” and this pejorative appellation justifies suppression. TED bans such talks with the language of religious heresy, as when Galileo not only faced denunciation from church authorities when he unveiled his invention: the telescope, but those very authorities refused to even look through his telescope for themselves.

Yesterdays dogma withers under scrutiny. That’s the history of science. Worth noting: Even the great Albert Einstein considered Quantum Physics “pseudoscience”… so who are these people to make such a judgment? For a more recent example we need look no further than Dr. Barry Marshall, condemned for proving that stomach ulcers come not from stress but bacteria. TWENTY YEARS passed before Marshall was awarded a Nobel Prize for a discovery scientists now consider the last major medical breakthrough. In my page on ALCHEMY I relate the sad story of Dr. Barry Marshall.

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Dr. Rupert Sheldrake gave an 18 minute TED talk entitled The Science Delusion at TEDx Whitechapel, Jan 12, 2013. The theme for the night was Visions for Transition: Challenging existing paradigms and redefining values (for a more beautiful world). In response to protests from two hardcore materialists in the US, the talk was taken out of circulation by TED, relegated to a corner of their website and stamped with a warning label.

Room for discussion was made, but those who condemned the talk never showed up. The vast majority of those who spoke out were outraged, including those who’d never heard of the concept of “morphic resonance”. Amazingly, before the banning this video had achieved only a modest 35,000 views. Since then the original and  copies have been watched over 6 million times. It’s also been dubbed in Russian and has subtitles in 20+ languages. This is how banning ideas will often backfire.

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This talk on ESP and REMOTE VIEWING was part of a 2013 daylong event for TEDx that ended up being produced by Suzanne Taylor’s Mighty Companions after TED withdrew from a program they considered to be delivering “pseudoscience,” with their main objection aimed at Dr. Targ’s amiable and informative talk.

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