Rupert Sheldrake is an interesting and fascinating member of the scientific community. The video below is of his TED talk where he covers “The Science Delusion.” This talk was controversially banned by TED after being aired. It seems to us to be making some really valid points, certainly worthy of consideration. Why not take a look for yourself and see whether you think it has any real value.
If you have studied any area of science, you will probably have noticed that there are many differing beliefs in the scientific world, which is odd given that science is supposedly based on ‘evidence’ and so it’s reasonable to assume that it transcends opinions and theories – however this is simply not the case. A lot of what is presented as fact is, in reality, best described as ‘factoids’ (something said enough and as a consequence is treated as the truth). The scientific world is guilty of treating many of its theories as facts, to such an extent they have not only found respectabilty but more significantly acceptability in mainstream ideas/beliefs — much like what has happened in some religious quarters.
It’s important to say that the contribution of science is difficult to quantify, as it has made some breathtaking contributions to the field of human endeavour and understanding and so we do owe it a great debt. However, there is an arrogance that has got in the way that speaks with a ‘certainty’ that hasn’t always been proven and yet that certainty has become the foundation on which so many beliefs have been constructed.
Rupert Sheldrake in this video highlights some of these inconsistencies and invites the viewer to question what we ‘think’ we know. Take a look for yourself and make your own mind up about how deluded we’ve become under science’s spell…