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Has Modern Science Become Too Dogmatic?

Rupert Sheldrake’s “The Science Delusion” is one of those TED talks that will not be truly appreciated for another 50 years or so. Here Sheldrake argues that modern science has become dogmatic akin to a kind of belief system and makes assumptions about the nature of reality that is not supported by scientific evidence. This talk is quite controversial and has spawned many debates online about the  merits of Sheldrake’s arguments. It should be noted that many of the TED talks we today consider to be credible and acceptable would  have been roundly rejected by mainstream scientists 50 years ago. The fact is, we know more now than we did then so perhaps realizing this we can approach Sheldrake’s work with an open mind. Sheldrake in his words seeks to “set science free” and dispel the dogmas that hold us back from opening up new frontiers.

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The debate about Rupert Sheldrake’s talk

http://www.sheldrake.org/homepage.html

Open for discussion: Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake from TEDxWhitechapel
http://blog.ted.com/2013/03/14/open-for-discussion-graham-hancock-and-rupert-sheldrake/