Rupert Sheldrake – The Science Delusion:
Why Materialism is not the Answer

This talk was banned by Ted because he exposes and questions the dogmas of science, which are the default worldview of the mainstream science world.

Here are the 10 dogmas he has found to exist within mainstream science today.

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

Actually I agree with every point and that these dogmas are not necessarily the “truth”. Yet the talk was banned by TED!

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  • eliz

    Thank you for this video! Made my day.

  • Anonymous

    TED has recently become more controversial due to its limiting and reasoning for not having more diversified perspectives. I don’t bother with it anymore as a result.

  • Anonymous

    Good to see this being kept alive. TED went through a period of insanity where Rupert was one of several targets. I was another one, with my whole program for TEDx West Hollywood. Here’s a 4-minute sizzle reel I produced from what, had they allowed it to go on with their imprint, would have jeopardized their universe — arghhhhhh. And write to [email protected] to complain!

  • EM

    I have to say that I am dissapointed by such praise for this indiviuals talk. I will agree that he makes a very convincing argument that these questions listed phenomena are not “truths”. His obvious goal here is to knock “conventional” science, but but to do that he had to build up a completely ridiculous strawman argument stating that that these are universal/unquestioned dogmas of science and educated individuals. As a highly educated scientist I have to say that this statement itself is the mark of an incompetent researcher and reason enough to have had his TED talk banned. If you want to discuss the lag time betwen government policy and science or generations of scientists and scientific dogmas – do it! That is argument worth hearing. This TED talk is nothing but a strawman argument built up for someone to knowck and down and fell all special about it; a waste of time. Also, it’s glowing acceptance here makes me question the reliability of any other information from this source.

  • EM

    *knock down, *feel all special
    furious writing equals typos