On Friday, March 22, 2013 5:10:40 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote:
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>  On 3/22/2013 6:15 AM, Telmo Menezes wrote:
>  
> Hi Craig,
>
> Thanks for this.
>
> On a somewhat related note, TED recently censured two talks by Rupert
> Sheldrake and Graham Hancock. Did did it one the grounds of
> classifying their claims as pseudo-science. I find this disturbing
> because they are just proposing hypothesis based on experience. One
> can help but feel that we live in a very intellectually restrictive
> era. The "anonymous scientific board" whose identity cannot be
> revealed only adds to the uneasy feeling.
> http://blog.ted.com/2013/03/14/open-for-discussion-graham-hancock-and-rupert-sheldrake/
>
> I disagree with some of Sheldrake's ideas, mainly that protein
> structure is not enough to explain morphogenesis, but I would rather
> see him engaged in a debate than censored. Being 100% sure of a
> scientific theory and not willing to discuss alternatives is exactly
> what pseudoscience is.
>
>  
> You don't have to 100% sure of anything to limit the use of resources 
> (like TED) to that which seems most useful.  The place to present data and 
> theories of morphogensis is in scientific papers where the data can be 
> evaluated and replication attempted.  By your standard TED should be 
> hosting talks on all of these:
>
>
>
> I'd place morphogenetic fields somewhere around chiropractic and dowsing.
>

If these things are quackery, what better way to expose them than public 
dialogue with them and about the problems with their field? 

Craig
 

>
> Brent  
>
>
>  Hancock's ideas on the value of psychedelics are clearly verboten...
>
> Cheers,
> Telmo.
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 11:30 PM, Craig Weinberg <whats...@gmail.com> 
> <javascript:> wrote:
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>  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMXqyf13HeM
>
> DEAN RADIN: Men Who Stare at Photons, Part 1 | EU 2013
>
> Skip to the last 10 minutes for the brain evidence if you like.
>
> Craig
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