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TED Talks and the ‘War on Consciousness’

Awareness is more fundamental than body, than emotion, than mind.

Most fundamental is not what we are aware of—but that we are always aware.

That constant reality of awareness is what Adi Da Samraj calls “Consciousness Itself“.

Ted Talks War on Consciousness

The TEDx Talks that began on the concept of spreading great ideas, has degenerated to a new priesthood of status quo dogma. “The TED organization doesn’t want you to hear the really important, breakthrough advancements in scientific thinking, and to enforce that intellectual ignorance, it has resorted to censoring and suppressing two of the most important scientists our world has ever produced,” opines Mike Adams at his NaturalNews blog.

Does TED Talks now have an anonymous board of “scientific advisors” who wield increasing control of the TED Talks from behind a veil of secrecy.

Has TED become just another vehicle of idea suppression?

Perhaps the most prominent victim of TED censorship and idea suppression to date is Graham Hancock, author of the now-censored TED Talk ironically titled, “The War on Consciousness.”

As one can see in this talk, the idea that humans “might” have this nebulous underpinning called consciousness was apparently so offensive to the TED Talks high priests that they suppressed and “removed it from circulation.”

TED Talks responds:

“Some speakers use the language of science to promote views that are simply incompatible with all reasonable understanding of the world.  Giving them a platform is counterproductive. [So] we’ve appointed a board of scientific advisers. They are (deliberately) anonymous, for obvious reasons.”

Keep in mind that, throughout history, “scientific advisors” once insisted the Earth was flat. “Scientific advisors” claimed inhaling mercury would cure the flu. “Scientific advisors” once thought there were only four vitamins necessary for complete human nutrition, etc.

Mike Adams

If the history of science has taught us anything, it’s that scientists are perpetually delusional in their belief that they know everything. Why should we suddenly believe that the scientists of 2013 somehow know everything when the scientists of 1985, 1945, 1897 and earlier are now known to have been foolishly and arrogant incorrect about so many things? And why should we believe any anonymous board of scientific advisors who are themselves, beyond any measure of scrutiny?

“Science” is not simply a set of facts and knowledge; it is a process of questioning reality, seeking answers, advancing and expanding our understanding even as we rewrite old scientific truths with new ones.

TED has become a “secret society” of the high priesthood of corporate-backed junk science, says Adams –

Such an approach is wildly un-democratic, utterly lacking in transparency and integrity. It puts TED in the category of a high priesthood — a “secret society” of controllers — who decide what you can and can’t explore in terms of ideas. In this way, TED completely discredits itself and devalues all its presentations because at this point you have to assume the entire field of “approved” TED speakers have been reviewed and allowed by this secretive science advisory board, which may very well consist of scientists working for Monsanto, GlaxoSmithKline and other criminal corporations who destroy life for profit.

TED censors Rupert Sheldrake and his talk on “The Science Delusion”

In his widely-celebrated TED talk, Rupert Sheldrake went right to the point and exposed the “delusion” of modern-day science. What delusion is that? The delusion that our bodies, our minds and indeed our entire universe are nothing but physical stuff.  “Materialism” is the fairy tale on which nearly all of modern science is based, and materialism is a delusion.

Sheldrake, author of “Science Set Free,” opens his talk with this statement: The science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality in principle, leaving only the details to be filled in.

“Scientific racism”

It is crucial to note in all this that TED is playing mind games in its explanation of why it chose to censor these important scientific talks on consciousness and the nature of reality. In TED’s explanation, which is also posted anonymously so that TED’s own high priests can hide behind the curtain of anonymity; they explain that talks are censored because of “quality” issues.

Yet this explanation is, itself, does not hold water. In terms of presentation quality, both Hancock and Sheldrake are world-class presenters. They both speak with authority, without making any noticeable presentation mistakes, and they both have obviously brought a tremendous amount of research and thought to their presentations.

There is no “quality” problem with their presentations.

Mike Adams

What’s really going on here is that TED is censoring them because of the CONTENT of their presentations, not the quality of the presentations. When Martin Luther King uttered that people should be judged “on the content of their character, not the color of their skin,” he meant that ideas are more important than outside appearances.  Yet TED is exercising a kind of “scientific racism” by suppressing and censoring people whose ideas put them in the minority, and whose rise would threaten the church-like institutions of scientific power that currently dominate the world (GMOs, Big Pharma, nuclear weapons, etc.). In action and in spirit, TED insults humanity, conspires to block human understanding and gives a nod to all the systems of enslavement that have keep human beings in chains, both figuratively and literally, for centuries.

Rupert Sheldrake concurs –

In real U.S. history, slaves were kept under control through a policy of forced illiteracy. Teaching a slave to read was a criminal offense. Today, TED is practicing the same thing in a much more profound and dangerous way. Through its selective censorship of talks on consciousness, it is pushing forced illiteracy on the subject of consciousness, making sure no one spreads the “dangerous” idea that you are a conscious being with a free will and a non-physical, spiritual component which is not bound by materialism and cannot be measured under a microscope.

Why the idea of consciousness is so dangerous to conventional science

To really understand the desperation behind TED’s censorship and attempted suppression of ideas from people like Hancock and Sheldrake, you first have to understand why the idea of consciousness is so incredibly dangerous to the mythology of modern-day science.

According to virtually all modern-day “conventional” scientists, all humans are biological robots who lack consciousness, free will, and anything resembling a non-physical mind. They insist there is no soul, no God and that all spirituality is complete bunk. Meditation and prayer are hoaxes, they insist, and there is no such thing as premonition, intuition or other psychic phenomena of any kind.

Mike Adams –

“Essentially, if consciousness is embraced, all the science books have to be re-written. Because suddenly there’s another force in the universe that can’t be explained with quarks and muons and the so-called “God particle.” Scientists hate to re-write their books and lectures. And they sure don’t want to be seen as ever being incorrect about anything. So they will defend their outmoded, flat-Earth delusions to their dying day.”


lynnea2 The BoardLynnea Bylund is managing director of Gandhi Legacy Tours, Director of Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute, founder of Catalyst House and has nearly three decades of experience in administration, marketing and business development. She was a nationally recognized spokeswoman for the emerging alternative video and information delivery industries. She has a degree in holistic health-nutrition from the legendary and controversial health educator and activist Dr. Kurt Donsbach, she is the founder of two not-for-profit small business-based wireless trade associations and has lobbied on Capitol Hill and at the FCC where she has spoken out strongly against the cable TV monopoly, illegal spectrum warehousing and ill-conceived congressional schemes to auction our nation’s precious airwaves to the highest bidder.

Ms. Bylund is a founder and former CEO of a Washington DC telecommunications consulting and management company with holdings in several operating and developmental wireless communications systems and companies. In 1995 Lynnea became the first female in the world to be awarded a Broadband PCS operating permit – she was one of only 18 winners, along with Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon in the biggest cash auction in world history, raising a whopping $7.7 billion. Lynnea also spear-headed the successful effort to launch the first cable TV network in the South Pacific islands.
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