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6 years after Rupert Sheldrake’s censored TEDx talk, ‘The Science Delusion’ continues drawing eyeballs



I remember the first time I watched Rupert Sheldrake’s TEDx presentation. In an example of the Streisand Effect, TED’s attempt to bury and warn people from watching it ended up magnifying the spread of the video.

Yesterday, I referred to it with a friend, assuming everyone has surely seen it by now. Of course, I was very wrong and was disappointed to find it was hard to find in the usual places. I turned to YouTube and found it listed as a “banned” talk, but even this bootleg version had over 2 million views.

I don’t want to spoil anyone’s viewing of it, but I’ll say this: in a world where scientific dogmas dominate not only the politics of the scientific community but also the motivations, this particular talk is one that must be shared.