June Gathering--2013

Topic: TED Controversy: Science or Pseudoscience

Date: Monday, June 24th

Place: Northeast Library   6801 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle

            Metro Bus Rt: 64, 65, 71, 76, 83

Time: 6:00-8:00pm  (Join us for social time at 5:30pm)

Admission: Free




TED removed two videos of TEDx Whitechapel (in London), "The Science Delusion" by Rupert Sheldrake and "The War on Consciousness" by Graham Hancock, from TEDx's YouTube channel, and the controversy erupted in March. 


The continuing disputes and discussions surrounding this incident bring up many rich and important issues for us Netics--among them: "science vs pseudoscience," "militant atheist and censorship," "science of consciousness," and "science and spirituality." 


Since we explored different ways to have a conversation during our last two gatherings, this time we will attempt to engage in a Field 3 Dialogue--reflective inquiry rather than debate-- to tackle this complex topic. 


Hope you could join us. 



So much materials for this topic on the web, but you could start with these:


Rupert Sheldrake's TEDx Talk



Graham Hancock's TEDx Talk



Responses to the TED Scientific Board by Sheldrake and Hancock



Open Letter to TED by Deepak Chopra, Sturart Hameroff, Menas C. Kafatos, Rudolph E. Tanzi and Neil Theise, "Dear TED, Is it 'Bad Science' or a 'Game of Thrones'?":



Response by TED Curator, Chris Anderson, " TED, Censorship, Consciousness, Militant Atheists, and Pseudo Science!"




Please bring some snacks to share. We'll provide tea and hot water. BYO Mug. 

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