TEDx – The Science Delusion

Een interessante TEDx talk van Rupert Sheldrake over The Science Delusion. Interessant genoeg heeft deze TED Talk samen met de Talk van Graham Hancock die hier eerder verscheen over Ayahuasca bij TED voor nogal wat opschudding gezorgd.

The science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality, in principle. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. The impressive achievements of science seemed to support this confident attitude. But recent research has revealed unexpected problems at the heart of physics, cosmology, biology, medicine and psychology. Dr Rupert Sheldrake shows how the sciences are being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas. Should science be a belief-system, or a realm of enquiry? Sheldrake argues that science would be better off without its dogmas: freer, more interesting and more fun. Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. is a biologist and author of more than 80 scientific papers and 10 books, including The Science Delusion. He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University, a Research Fellow of the Royal Society, Principal Plant Physiologist at ICRISAT (the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) in Hyderabad, India, and from 2005-2010 the Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project, funded from Trinity College, Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California, and a visiting professor at the Graduate Institute in Connecticut. His website is www.sheldrake.org. In thespirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live 

Aanverwante artikelen en informatie:
-) Homepage Rupert Sheldrake
-) Langere video’s van Rupert Sheldrake over dit onderwerp
-) Graham Hancock – The war on consiousness
-) TED Blog Open for Discussion: Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake
-) TED Blog Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake – A fresh take