Rupert Sheldrake: The Science Delusion Ted Talk

Rupert Sheldrake - The Science Delusion

Is science a delusion?  According to Rupert Sheldrake, it is.  As a society, we are entrained to believe that science has {or can find} the answer to any question.   That the scientific method is infallible and that only what can be proven scientifically has merit.

So what is the science delusion?  It’s the belief that science already understands the nature of reality in principle, and that only the details need to be filled in.  This widespread belief has become a worldview.

Unfortunately, this belief-system has become dogmatic in itself and doesn’t leave room for new understandings.  In this BANNED TedxTalk, Sheldrake examines ten scientific dogmas and shatters their credibility, using none other than, the scientific method itself.

I’ve included Rupert Sheldrake’s talk in this section because his ideas apply directly to the way the scientific community treats dreams.  As you watch this talk, I invite you to question your assumptions about the nature of reality and dreams.

Rupert Sheldrake asks, “Is Science a Delusion?”

The main takeaway of this Ted Talk, is to question the basic scientific tenants we have been taught.  By questioning these tenants, we might just discover the holes.

So why is it that this talk stirred so much controversy?  Maybe it’s for the simple reason that Rupert Sheldrake asks us to think critically and question the very assumptions we have based our understanding of reality on.  Just because many people vehemently believe something, doesn’t make it true or complete.

How Science Denies the Validity of Dreams

Rupert Sheldrake asks us to question what we’ve been told.  For too long, the scientific community has, for all intents and purposes, told us to ignore our dreams.  Dream interpretation, pre-cognitive dreams, and connecting to other realities in the dream state are dismissed as New Age “woo-woo” by the scientific community.

Science actively denies the validity of information that comes via dreams.   So much so, that the majority of people simply ignore their dreams or believe that dreams are meaningless.  From this perspective any attempt to understand and use your dreams is a waste.

The Fallacy of the Scientific Method

I invite you to question the assumption that dreams are meaningless.  Dreams are a subjective experience and by definition the scientific method cannot be applied to them.  Thus, they are dismissed.  This exemplifies the fallacy of the scientific method as it completely ignores anything that does not fit within its own dogma.

Subjective experiences are just as real as objective ones.  And are arguably the only reality that actually exists.

The Dream Reality

Through your dreams you can get in touch with parts of yourself that you otherwise don’t have access to.  When you learn to understand your dreams, you’ll find that you have access to an infinite source of wisdom.

Your dreams give you access to your own inner wisdom and show you that everything you need is already within you.  They can help you make better choices in your life, connect through time and space, and help you be more creative.  These are experiences that cannot be measured with the scientific method.

It makes me sad that dreams are so easily dismissed in this culture by so many people.  Fortunately, the trend is reversing and more and more people are waking up to the fact that their dreams are meaningful.   It doesn’t matter what science thinks… in the end, it’s only your own experience that’s important.

It’s your turn, Dreamer

In this talk Rupert Sheldrake asks us to question science.  What are your views on dreams and how do they fit into the scientific model?  Are subjective experiences valid or is objectivity the best way to understand something?  Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.

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