The Censored TED Talks (VIDEOS)

These two TED talks that I am posting about have two things in common; They are both mind-blowingly awesome, AND they were both not only temporarily removed from the TED archive by TED Curator Chris Anderson, but also were also removed from YouTube! What do they have to hide?

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Thankfully, they were re-posted on YouTube by some outstanding citizens, and remain there until further notice.

Graham Hancock, (the speaker in the first lecture), has been emailing back and fourth with Chris, trying to understand why his lecture, as well as Rupert Sheldrake’s, were censored.

If you are interested in hearing what he has to say about this, here is a link to Graham’s Facebook page where he has been keeping everyone updated about his conversation with Chris.

“The more I wade into the morass that is TED the more horrified I become at the illusion of openness this organisation has wrapped around itself, when the truth as I have now learned from direct experience is so very different. TED talks a good talk about itself, its nobility, its achievements. “We believe passionately,” TED boasts, “in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.” -  via Graham Hancock’s Facebook Page

Now, without further adieu,  Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake…

3 Responses to The Censored TED Talks (VIDEOS)

  1. Mikey says:

    I do want to say though, the idea that ayahuasca is for everyone or that psychedelics in general are for everyone needs to be explicitly refuted. I know from personal experience how damaging even a lesser psychedelic can be when taken by someone who’s too cerebral or sensitive, or who has anxiety issues – they’re FAR from the universal cure to what ails our consciousness. Sometimes a trip results in something profound and a big opening, oftentimes it results in garbage. What people like him don’t say, is that altering your consciousness often as not carries a price, and if you’re not equal to paying it, well then look at Syd Barrett or Brian Wilson for how that goes. That’s really the problem with our society, beyond the concrete stuff like the amazon getting plowed – there’s the hardcore materialists on the one hand, and on the other the fairy-dust new-agey folk who react to the frank horror of what they see with naivete. I don’t like either end of the spectrum; I find people like him to be well-meaning, knowledgeable on some levels, but dumb and impractical on other levels, but then I equally dislike the mainstream.

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  3. Their TED talks were criticized and considered as being “pseudo-science” that’s why they were taken down. Not much different to the Catholic Church’s opinion that Galileo’s science was heretical. :-)

    I find this interview given by Rupert Sheldrake well-done and better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFSsJHI5Zds

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