This ‘ Collective Evolution’ post by Joe Martino, refers to a ‘TED talk’ episode which the watchdog science people thought should be banned, apparently for “scientific heresy”.
In fact it is just an opinion piece that respectfully questions about what might be science dogma. The fact of banning directly shows the mainstream authorities to have closed minds and to not abide with healthy debate, a defensive attitude perhaps based on insecurity in their own beliefs.
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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. [a couple of typos cheekily fixed].
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. That is not to say that there aren’t amazing scientists out there coming up with profound findings and adding powerful contributions to all fields, it’s to bring light to the fact that in a mainstream sense one could say science is “stuck” or more accurately put, we have put a freeze on certain areas of science.
“How can science be stuck? You are missing the point of science! Science is not a thing it’s a method!” While I totally agree that science is a method, what I am alluding to in this article is that many of the theories we have come to believe that science has produced have been scientifically proven to be incorrect yet we continue to go along with them. The reason this happens is because in many cases we are no longer using the scientific method as it is meant to be used. The stage in the method where we are supposed to go back and a re-develop a hypothesis after evidence proves the the initial theory wrong, we instead get stuck in maintaining our belief because of the money, fear, ego and pride that get in the way.
I have been researching many areas of science, world events, health etc. over the past 5.5 years. I did not learn what I know in school as I left before completing any degrees. Something I whole-heartedly believe is that in some ways I feel my lack of formal education has been a gift. Very often we can get stuck on the idea that what we have learned in school is absolute. It’s prestigious, it can’t be wrong. Heck, we paid thousands of dollars for it so it MUST be true. Yet the more I look at the people who are making scientific discoveries in the world the more I see educated people becoming livid about the fact that these new findings must not be true. It simply can’t be. I have heard the statement “It’s pseudo-science” just about anytime a belief is challenged. A new finding requires many peer reviews for it to be taken seriously, but pre-existing mainstream beliefs require none and can be written on a cereal box yet it’s still absolute fact. We have a major challenge on our hands in that we have a very hard time keeping our emotions out of how we view and perceive our world. This is not our nature, but simply our ego’s taking hold of the situation.
Rupert Sheldrake outlines 10 dogmas he has found to exist within mainstream science today. He states that when you look at each of these scientifically, you see that they are not actually true.
1. Nature is mechanical or machine like
2. All matter is unconscious
3. The laws or constants of nature are fixed
4. The total amount of matter and energy is always the same
5. Nature is purposeless
6. Biological heredity is material
7. Memories are stored inside your brain
8. Your mind is inside your head
9. Psychic phenomena like telepathy is not possible
10. Mechanistic medicine is the only kind that works
In view of the fact that a ban has been invoked, another link to this video might not go astray.
There are a number of issues – censorship, restricting free speech; science practices not encouraging questions, not scientific in itself; science practices being held as “gospel”, also unscientific, showing lack of confidence or cognitive blindness, or maybe agenda bias.
So, it is considered to be on the side of truth and justice, to highlight this situation, to enable free speech and assessment to take place.
Here is the link to the CE post.