Category Archives: skeptics

Wikipedia and Emotional Freedom Techniques

Gary Craig

Gary Craig, founder of EFT

This was sent recently in the EFT Insights newsletter. It is from one of the groups who support the Emotional Freedom Techniques community.

If you’ve looked at Wikipedia’s entry on EFT, you’ll see that it’s heavily biased. It was written by a group of skeptics who brand EFT as “pseudoscience.” Every time Dawson Church, David Feinstein, or a qualified expert tries to post a correction, or a new study, the skeptics delete their posting. In fact, one of those skeptics has now “protected” the page to limit further edits. This same skeptic (with no training or certification in EFT) has also deleted the bios of Donna Eden and Dawson. It’s time to take action. Our friends at ACEP have put together a petition, and we urge you to sign. It will take just a moment. We’re more than half way toward our goal of 10,000 signatures, so please add your name to this worthy effort and sign now.

I urge you to follow the link and sign the petition.

I’ve used these techniques and they have worked for me and Continue reading and add your comment

Rupert Sheldrake’s reception in the scientific community

Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake

In two words, the reception has been: not good. As you can see from the dissertation by Phillip Stevens, Sheldrake has been criticized ever since he proposed the idea of morphic resonance and formative causation. Continue reading and add your comment

The TED Talks Controversy

For those of you who have missed it, there has been a raging controversy about Rupert Sheldrake’s talk on TEDx. The talk was taken down from the regular TED site and shuffled off to a hard-to-find corner of the website. This was done because an anonymous “science panel” said Sheldrake’s work is pseudo-science. You can watch the video and decide for yourself about its value.

If you want to catch up on this controversy you can start with one of the most recent posts about it at Continue reading and add your comment