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TED Public Rebuttal & Petition Delivery | APRIL 2, 2014 | 12-2PM | 250 Hudson St., NYC

Set Science Free will hold a public rebuttal in front of TED’s offices at 250 Hudson Street, NYC on April 2nd, 2014 between 12-2pm. The rebuttal is in regards to the segregation of Rupert Sheldrake’s TEDx Talk within TED’s YouTube channel. This will be a filmed media event, so we encourage all those who join us to HAVE A ONE MINUTE STATEMENT PREPARED regarding the segregation and/or the issues of dogma in science.

In addition, we encourage everyone to have their voice heard on April 2nd even they are not physically present by signing our PETITION FOR PHDs and MDs or our PETITION FOR TED WATCHERS. We will be delivering the petitions to TED during the rebuttal. 

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What’s this about?

On April 2, 2013,TED.com finalized their decision to segregate Rupert Sheldrake, PhD’s TEDx Talk, “The Science Delusion” from their main database of searchable talks. Sheldrake’s talk focused on general dogma and other assumptions in science, more specifically the theory of materialism (the view that all reality is reducible to physical matter including mind, will, humor, emotions, and memory). Read more about materialism.

The decision to remove the talk was handed down by TED’s ‘anonymous scientific board’ which, according to TED, consists of a few unnamed scientists and journalists. TED’s ‘scientific board’ initially challenged the scientific validity of the talk but failed and their objections were ultimately retracted. Yet despite being unable to find any reasonable justification, TED proceeded to remove it, ignoring the advice of a multitude of scientists who had called for them to reinstate it. The removal of the lecture has ignited an intellectual and scientific backlash against TED that has been raging for nearly a year.

[DISCLAIMER] While we understand Ted is a private company with no legal responsibility to accept the thought of all scientists or thinkers, it has become the central hub of cutting edge social and scientific thought internationally. With 1.5 billion+ followers, Ted is often referenced by schools, universities and other institutional communities (scientific, religious, philosophical and more) as the online hub for the most current thought. We accept and appreciate Ted for this. As avid fans of TED and other scientific discourses, our goal is not to destroy Ted, but rather to ensure its stage promotes evolving thinking. We believe Ted, as an institution with so much influence and trust from its constituents has a duty to hear, acknowledge and respond to those same constituents.

On April 2, 2013,TED.com finalized their decision to segregate Rupert Sheldrake, PhD’s TEDx talk “The Science Delusion” from their main database of searchable talks. Sheldrake’s talk focused on general dogma and other assumptions in science, more specifically the theory of materialism (the view that all reality is reducible to physical matter including mind, will, humor, emotions, and memory). Read more about materialism.

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