I don’t want to bang on about this too long, but the more I look at the TEDx West Hollywood event, the more disturbed I become. As you know, the Rupert Sheldrake and Graham Hancock videos from TEDx Whitechapel were deemed scientifically weak and sequestered to a Site of Bad Science by the TED administrators. That caused a ruckus from their woo-ster followers, who cried “censorship”.
Today the administrators of the upcoming TEDx event in West Hollywood, “Brother, can you spare a paradigm: making the quantum leap, ” have their knickers in a twist because they were going to show the Graham Hancock video at their event—and now they can’t. They’re whining about it on their own blog, decrying the “censorship” of Graham Hancock. And they’re also extolling, among other things, evidence for PSI produced by Russell Targ.
Whoever authorized the Hollywood TEDx event was asleep at the wheel. It is nothing more than a New Age SpiritualityFest trying to borrow some scientific respectability by putting “quantum” in the title and description.
This event is a disgrace and an embarrassment to the TED brand. I hope that the organizers of TED, who license these events, realize what kind of nonsense is parading under their banner.