Once again Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake have struck a cord of debate with their open and honest approach to life, experience and view of the human condition and consciousness. Well respected authors today, yet like others of the same caliber, they have not come to this stature with easy of acceptance from many within the world they rock.
At TEDxWhitechapel on January 13, 2013, Graham Hancock gave a passionately argued talk in which he described the transformative impact that ayahuasca (containing the drug DMT) had had on him and argued that responsible adult usage of such drugs was a fundamental right. The talk was viewed more than 130,000 times on YouTube.
At TEDxWhitechapel on January 13, 2013, Rupert Sheldrake gave a provocative talk in which he suggests that modern science is based on ten dogmas, and makes the case that none of them hold up to scrutiny. According to him, these dogmas — including, for example, that nature is mechanical and purposeless, that the laws and constants of nature are fixed, and that psychic phenomena like telepathy are impossible — have held back the pursuit of knowledge.
However due to the topic of choice, TEDx has moved these two talks off the TEDx YouTube channel over onto the main TED Blog.
VIEW the talks here, and join the discussion open for a few more days:
TEDx has been reviewing the response this past weekend to their decision, and are recapping what happened to suggest a way forward.
We must never forget, these two men are highly intelligent, respected, accomplished within their fields and world, are closer to 100 years old than not, and have more to offer the world from an honest, experienced and personal growth factor than most.
Who is rattling TEDx we ask? To have moved these worth while talks that absolutely rock the establishments ideas of what we should and shouldn’t know, from their main YouTube channel to their blog for an open discussion, goes to show how important and relevant these topics are.