TED: Stop the censoring of the Rupert Sheldrake TEDx Talks video.

Reasons for signing

See why other supporters are signing, why this petition is important to them, and share your reason for signing (this will mean a lot to the starter of the petition).

Thanks for adding your voice.

Anthony Lewis
6 years ago
I am against censorship of scientific inquiry. If Sheldrake is wrong there should be a forum where both sides are allowed to present their views.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Peter Smith
6 years ago
I don't believe that censorship is an acceptable substitute for the free exchange of ideas

Thanks for adding your voice.

Ralph Westfall
6 years ago
Down with arbitrary gatekeepers. If there is a clear and present danger, OK. Otherwise "Let a hundred flowers blossom" (for real, not as a cynical slogan).

Thanks for adding your voice.

anthony barrett
6 years ago
FREE SPEECH IS NOT FOR SALE ? AT ANY PRICE ?

Thanks for adding your voice.

Donald L Wallace
6 years ago
I think Rupert Sheldrakes talk is one of the most interesting talks that I have seen on Ted.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Jo Martin
7 years ago
Rupert Sheldrake and Graham Hancock are academics with a different narrative - all the more reason to listen up.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Paul Bennett
7 years ago
Censoring scientific debate is unscientific, irrational and is more akin to the actions of politics and religion.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Polly Thurston
7 years ago
Science has a lot of limitations and if there is not an OPEN discussion then it becomes nothing more than another fundamentalist religion.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Terry Jeanne
7 years ago
This is so overwhelmingly, excruciating, obviously, political - having nothing to do with any ethics or values of science or scientific inquiry of TED's mission (much less any anonymous scientist.) I have watched TED and TEDx talks that are not scientific in the least, more like poetry at best. For example there is one in which an apparently gender-ambiguous waitress proclaims that not shaving her armpits is "radical feminism" and that a 7 year old's pancake order reveals the wisdom of babes , wisely accepting gender ambiguity. Really? ? The mere notion of dismissing Sheldrake on any scientific qualifications is not even a funny joke! I am stunned that so many (however grossly inarticulate and scientifically indefensibly) would even consider the decision to put the Sheldrake talk in a "naughty corner" even mildly defensible. As an educated person who cares about the state of our common culture I am deeply embarrassed by the whole debacle and have to admit that the only solution to the obvious discredit of TED's heretofore good reputation for its absurd reactions is a real and fair debate. Otherwise we just all know that there is no principle on TEDs part whatsoever!

Thanks for adding your voice.

Stephen Bordeaux
7 years ago
freedom of speech