Parapsychology Journalism: The People, The Theory, The Science, The Skeptics
The production that TED pulled the plug on in WestHollywood is happening without them.
Here’s the press release:
A roster of 20 outstanding speakers and entertainers are on the bill for Brother, Can You Spare a Paradigm?, at the Vortex Dome in downtown Los Angeles on April 14. Originally planned as a TEDx event, this 8-hour day (11 am to 7 pm) features the uncensored ideas of well-known, highly-credentialed speakers. They will deconstruct our outdated worldview and inspire us to deal with the shift of perspective we need to be a cooperative instead of a warring world. Russell Targ, Larry Dossey, Paul Cummins, Paul Nugent, George Regas, Greg Panos, Daphne Rose Kingma, and Marianne Williamson are a few of the great minds presenting at this intimate event. It will be MC’d by comedian Kyle Cease, who was going to poke gentle fun and now can be unrestrained commenting on TED. A limited number of tickets at only $60 are available. Go to www.TEDxWestHollywood.com for tickets, event details, speaker bios, and to sign up for the free Livestream if you can’t be in L.A. for this great day.
I’m going. I’ll be making the six hour drive down to L.A. on Friday, (I live on the S.F. Peninsula) which will give me a chance to meet a couple of the people I’ve been writing about all these years. I’m pretty excited to say the least and it will be a nice change from writing about TED.
One last news tidbit though. The “conversation” about TEDxWestHollywood was closed a week early just a few minutes ago as I was writing this. That was probably for the better. With no input from TED and one skeptic who posted continuously, it had definitely run its course. There were some indications that this skeptic might have had sys admin rights, but there is no way to be absolutely sure. What aroused suspicions was that he was able to post a link that the TED spam filter would ordinarily remove, along with the comment. No one else could post this link but him. And with that, it’s over. No more TED stuff . . . I hope. They’ve chosen their course and are of no more importance. I never intended to write so much about them, it’s just that they kept shooting themselves in the foot and I kept writing about how they were hopping around and bleeding all over the place.
We are the future; we’ll go our own way. This is just the beginning . . .