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Open for discussion: Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake from TEDxWhitechapel

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Daniela:

To view the video and the discussion, click on read more.  I left this up because I believe what Rupert Sheldrake and Graham Hancock have to say is so important!

Originally posted on TED Blog:

UPDATE: Please see our new blog post Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake, a fresh take, which replaces the x-ed out text below.

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The debate about Rupert Sheldrake’s talk
The debate about Graham Hancock’s talk

After due diligence, including a survey of published scientific research and recommendations from our Science Board and our community, we have decided that Graham Hancock’s and Rupert Sheldrake’s talks from TEDxWhitechapel should be removed from distribution on the TEDx YouTube channel.

We’re not censoring the talks. Instead we’re placing them here, where they can be framed to highlight both their provocative ideas and the factual problems with their arguments. See both talks after the jump.

All talks on the TEDxTalks channel represent the opinion of the speaker, not of TED or TEDx, but we feel a responsibility not to provide a platform for talks which appear to…

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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

5 thoughts on “Open for discussion: Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake from TEDxWhitechapel

  1. I too remember and want to keep alive memories from my grandmother and grandfather. They lived through WW2. My grandfather hated going off to war and being without his love. They lived through that war but kept their sense of humour, grace and respect for themselves and their neighbours.
    Well done for picking up the discussion. I look forward to a friendly environment to discuss Sheldrake and Hancock’s work independent of TED. I am an EX-TED!

    • Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Yes, it seems no matter what the century, the views of those who do not go along with the orthodoxy, whether it be religious or scientific, are not accepted. I have been reading about non-local mind for a long time. Along those lines I personally had a very interesting experience recently. I was on the way down to visit an old family friend, who is dying of cancer. I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew he was in the later stages of the disease. So in my mind I thought if he is can’t get out of bed, I’ll just sit by the bedside and hold his hand. When I got there he was just waking up. His wife called to him and said, “Daniela’s here.” He responded, “I know, she was sitting here, by my bed.” I believe the veil that separates us, one from the other, is as thin as the atmosphere that separates this planet from space.

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    • I don’t know. It’s like we are wedded to certain ideas and anything new and different is heresy. The sad part of it is that scientists so often depend on grants for their research and anything outside of the convential, accepted thought is discouraged and defunded. I often wonder how much further along we would be if a sort of group think didn’t prevail. Further, I find what he’s saying to be perfectly reasonable and was very surprised by the response. The idea of non-local mind has long been out there. It explains a lot, but is still considered junk science or psuedoscience.

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