Banned TED Talk: Rupert Sheldrake – The Science Delusion. Rupert Sheldrake is a fascinating member of the scientific world.
The video below is of his TED talk where he covers “The Science Delusion.” This TED talk was controversially censored by the TED community after being aired. If you have studied any area of science on your own or in school, you may have noticed or have come across the fact that there are many differing beliefs in the scientific world. While this statement seems impossible given that science is supposed to be based on evidence which produces theory, it is a delusion not to realize that much of what is strictly believed in the scientific world is only believed due to the common acceptance that is put into mainstream ideas — much like what takes place within religion. “How can science be stuck?
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Banned TED Talk: Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness. Yet another TED talk banned by the TED community due to the challenge it poses to mainstream science.
The talk was done at a TEDx conference and aired on the TEDx YouTube channel for a period of time before it was removed due to its content. After personally listening to this talk it is quite clear why it was censored. It isn’t that it explores faulty information or even offensive topics, it is simply that it explores a topic that is greatly feared by mainstream medicine and science. Graham brings light to the war on consciousness that exists in our modern society, especially in the western world. He makes the argument that modern society does not allow us to truly explore our consciousness by making various psychedelic drugs illegal while we are instead fed pharmaceutical drugs that have negative effects on health. In my opinion Graham makes some strong points about psychedelics and I agree with him that we should all have the right to explore them as we choose. We Need Your Help! Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology.
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