On January 12th, 2013, Rupert gave a talk entitled The Science Delusion at TEDxWhitechapel. The theme for the night was Visions for Transition: Challenging existing paradigms and redefining values (for a more beautiful world). In response to protests from two militant materialist bloggers in the US, the talk was taken out of circulation by TED. Before the banning the video had a modest 35,000 views; since then it's been watched over 3 million times.

The "Charges" and Rupert's Response
The Debate on TED.com
A Good Summary of the Controversy

Protest and Petition
A group in New York, led by Paul Revis, protested at TED headquarters in New York City on April 2nd. This was the anniversary of the date on which TED removed Rupert's TEDx talk, along with that of Graham Hancock. See what happened on their Set Science Free web site.

Psi Wars: TED, Wikipedia and the Battle for the Internet
A new book on the TED controversy by Craig Weiler, which Dean Radin described as a "First rate exposé of an Orwellian reality in plain sight."

Remembering What Happened to TEDxWestHollywood
On a related note, read about the takedown of TEDxWestHollywood in this blog post from Craig Weiler.


Watch the Banned Talk — The Science Delusion

Also available with Russian translation