Parapsychology Journalism: The People, The Theory, The Science, The Skeptics
The date of the protest is April 2nd, the same day that TED officially removed Sheldrake and Hancock’s videos from circulation. (You can find my synopsis of the TED controversy here. The controversy is also the subject of my book, which you can find here.)
This protest is being organized by Paul Revis who has founded the organization Set Science Free. His Website:
The goal of this protest is to show scientific support for Rupert Sheldrake and by extension, to call attention to the scientific controversy over the nature of consciousness. The organizer, Paul Revis, wrote this on his “About” page:
Set Science Free.org (SSF) was founded in order to provide a community of support and advocacy for scientists and academics that face discrimination and unfair bias, solely based on their chosen field of research or interest in consciousness. We are an independent organization and are not affiliated with any specific group. We welcome comments and suggestions and will assist however we can. Tell us your story and we’ll see if we can help.
In order to convey the scientific nature of the protest, Revis is specifically asking for PhD’s and MD’s to either attend or express their support by signing a petition. (Here is the petition.)
In response to TED’s action, we are organizing a protest to be held at the TED Headquarters in Lower Manhattan, New York City. This protest is scheduled to occur April 2, 2014 on the one-year anniversary of the removal of Sheldrake’s talk. This protest will be composed solely of PhDs, MDs, and their personal guests. ALL PhDs and MDs are encourage to attend and sign the petition.
Those who are not PhD’s or MD’s are encouraged to show their support in the comment area of the main page.
I will be interviewing Paul Revis in a future post.