Re-uploaded (again, just in case), since TED's Chris Anderson censored Rupert Sheldrake, along with Graham Hancock, and removed this video and Hancock's from the TEDx YouTube channel. They dared question the Scientistic Orthodoxy, and for that they have been publicly castigated and defamed. Follow this link for TED's dubious statement on the matter (and the many comments appropriately critical of TED's rationale): http://blog.ted.com/2013/03/14/open-for-discussion-graham-hancock-and-rupert-sheldrake/
Presumably TED disavows any copyright claim, as they've disavowed association with the videos.
BIO: Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. (born 28 June 1942) is a biologist and author of more than 80 scientific papers and ten books. A former Research Fellow of the Royal Society, he studied natural sciences at Cambridge University, where he was a Scholar of Clare College, took a double first class honours degree and was awarded the University Botany Prize. He then studied philosophy and history of science at Harvard University, where he was a Frank Knox Fellow, before returning to Cambridge, where he took a Ph.D. in biochemistry. He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, where he was Director of Studies in biochemistry and cell biology. As the Rosenheim Research Fellow of the Royal Society, he carried out research on the development of plants and the ageing of cells in the Department of Biochemistry at Cambridge University.
While at Cambridge, together with Philip Rubery, he discovered the mechanism of polar auxin transport, the process by which the plant hormone auxin is carried from the shoots towards the roots.
From 1968 to 1969, based in the Botany Department of the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, he studied rain forest plants. From 1974 to 1985 he was Principal Plant Physiologist and Consultant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Hyderabad, India, where he helped develop new cropping systems now widely used by farmers. While in India, he also lived for a year and a half at the ashram of Fr Bede Griffiths in Tamil Nadu, where he wrote his first book, A New Science of Life.
From 2005-2010 he was the Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project funded from Trinity College,Cambridge. He is a Fellow of Schumacher College , in Dartington, Devon, a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences near San Francisco, and a Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute in Connecticut.
He lives in London with his wife Jill Purce and two sons.
He has appeared in many TV programs in Britain and overseas, and was one of the participants (along with Stephen Jay Gould, Daniel Dennett, Oliver Sacks, Freeman Dyson and Stephen Toulmin) in a TV series called A Glorious Accident, shown on PBS channels throughout the US. He has often taken part in BBC and other radio programmes. He has written for newspapers such as the Guardian, where he had a regular monthly column, The Times, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, Sunday Times, Times Educational Supplement, Times Higher Education Supplement and Times Literary Supplement, and has contributed to a variety of magazines, including New Scientist, Resurgence, the Ecologist and the Spectator.
Books by Rupert Sheldrake: A New Science of Life: The Hypothesis of Formative Causation (1981). New edition 2009 (in the US published as Morphic Resonance) The Presence of the Past: Morphic Resonance and the Habits of Nature (1988) The Rebirth of Nature: The Greening of Science and God (1992) Seven Experiments that Could Change the World: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Revolutionary Science (1994) (Winner of the Book of the Year Award from the British Institute for Social Inventions) Dogs that Know When Their Owners are Coming Home, and Other Unexplained Powers of Animals (1999) (Winner of the Book of the Year Award from the British Scientific and Medical Network) The Sense of Being Stared At, And Other Aspects of the Extended Mind (2003) The Science Delusion (2012, published in the US as Science Set Free)
David Wallace-Wells climate change journalist and author of "The Uninhabitable Earth" speaks on the pending global warming apocalypse. Appearances by Joe Rogan - Bill Nye - Ric Flair, Daniel Day-Lewis - Robert Duval - Styxhexenhammer666 and more.
Learn how evolution is religious thinking, hidden behind pseudo-science known as scientism. Why do proponents of this theory try to shut people down with mockery, false equivalences and censorship? ~Expand for links~
A compilation of corruption across many scientific disciples including: Climatology - Medical Science - Physics - Psychology - Paleontology - Cosmology - Evolutionary Biology - Astrophysics Appearance by Jordan Peterson - Bill Nye - Stefan Molyneux - Rupert Sheldrake - James Bullock - National Geographic
The discovery of soft-tissue in fossilized dinosaur bones discredit the theory of Evolution and geological dating methods. The scientific community proves itself to be an ideological echo-chamber and desperately clings to its religious belief in atheistic scientism.
We have been lied to and the primary reason behind it was and still is to propagandize an atheistic ideology/worldview. In promotion of this belief system, it was absolutely critical to discredit fundamental Judeo-Christian biblical truths and replace them with alternative faith-based beliefs (masked as facts). This is the dogma and doctrine of a pseudo religion known as "Scientism".
The religion of scientism described by Lawrence Krauss, Bernie Sanders, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Brian Cox, Steven Pinker, Bill Nye, Michelle Thaller, Barrack Obama, Don Pettit, and others speaking on science, religion, Intelligent Design, Evolution, Big Bang, Climate Change, vaccines, Dinosaurs, NASA, Moon Landings
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF SCIENTISM 1. SCIENTISM PROVIDES SOCIETY WITH SUPERIOR MORALS 2. SCIENTISM IS THE WORLD'S ONE TRUE RELIGION 3. SCIENTISM IS OBLIGATED TO ERADICATE ALL OTHER RELIGIONS 4. THE CONCEPT OF AN INTELLIGENTLY DESIGNED UNIVERSE IS IGNORANT 5. DOGMATICALLY ACCEPT MODERN-DAY FAIRY TALES AS SCIENTIFIC TRUTH 6. WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, INVOKE THE MULTIVERSE THEORY 7. VACCINES ARE COMPLETELY SAFE 8. "CLIMATE CHANGE" IS CAUSING AN INCREASE IN ISLAMIC TERRORISM 9. BIRDS ARE DINOSAURS 10. NEVER QUESTION NASA ABOUT HUMAN SPACE TRAVEL BEYOND LOW EARTH ORBIT