I remember my written reaction to TED. Basically I accused them of being self nomined gatekeepers of "scientific ortodoxy", which they were not. Also argued that does not exist such a thing like "scientific ortodoxy", so they were wrong twice.
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@ Pierluigi congrats on Italy winning the Euro 2020 championship
I watched the game in a pub full of England fans, who started singing American songs during overtime! (I suspect they didn't know that.)
Mancini, the coach, made an astounding work in the last three years, after our national team just reached the rock bottom being excluded from the world cup.
He basically used the same players that failed three years ago, and now currently are able to beat some of the strongest teams in Europe.
Here in Italy this was a really big win
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It has become very common to hear & see the phrase "says the science" in the American press. I ran into this myself discussing the moon with a prominent member of a big UFO organization, who said quickly "there's no proof of that" to which I replied "with that approach, the proof can never exist. You must consider the possibility FIRST." Long, quiet face....
I liken this to just following your gut or intuition. Sometimes you just know something but cannot provide the scientific or mathematical 'proof' to the solution. We have created a culture that the scientific method is the only valuable source of truth and truth seeking. However, this is so flawed and full of bias that most people do not see this. I suppose this is all part of the design in the 'Age of Aquarius' which allows us to release ourselves of this control and remember the true essence of our souls.
@ Tigger: It's easy to be "flawed" because not much thinking is required, something we learn to regard as discomfort. We learn to feel satisfaction when reaching understanding (which is good) but too often also learn to avoid dissatisfaction (which is NOT good). Too many people focus on emotions & feelings to inoculate themselves against thinking. Recognizing emotional responses is good, but recognizing why and avoiding conclusions based on feeling only, equally good.
Apparently, the "Ministry of Truth" hides behind many mild-mannered facades such as TED and PBS. Seems the "Ministry" never hesitates to bare it's dripping teeth to the unsuspecting scientist, researcher, psychic, or the like who dares to step on it's delicate toes...
I, for one, appreciate you sharing your hobby...your information is impeccable!
One of my weaknesses is that I hate having conversations with people who like to make up their minds and never question them again.
I have strong opinions about things, but those opinions are open to being changed with new information. The learning is never finished.
@ Lorri: That's not a weakness but disguised salvation.
The idea that the world was round, by Copernicus, was considered heretical 600 hundred years ago, and some still believe the world is flat today.
Our scientific method allows the truth to be told, but it may take a long time until the necessary scientific proof is presented, due to limitation of our technology. Not to mention that some interested party may deliberately bury some of the scientific evidence, like NASA censoring footage of UFO's. The scientific system is good, but the people running the system may not be so.
I am grateful for people like Patrick and Graham Hancock who are brave enough to speak up.
I love everything about this video.
It describes my adult life, and a fair bit before that into adolescence.