Corporate Influence, Good and Bad Scientific Claims

Books embedded in brick wall, symbolizing antiquated claims which are locked into place. (Photo courtesy Aaron Sylvan)

Books embedded in brick wall, symbolizing antiquated claims which are locked into place.

TEDxFultonStreet has the utmost regard for proper scientific process.

Our team does its best to ensure that all statements made from our stage which seem like scientific claims have been properly vetted and verified by unbiased experts in the appropriate field.

Our corporate partners do not influence the contents of presentations, or even know what those presentations will contain until they reach the stage.

Nor will statements against the interests of a business be removed from our live streams or published videos.

The only statements which will be banned, “censored,” or edited out from TEDxFultonStreet content are:

  • extraordinary claims which sound scientific but lack evidence
  • an overt sales pitch for a particular product
  • statements which we know to be false

Here is a link to an open letter from the TED Conferences on the subject of corporate influence and “good science vs. bad science.” We share its views:

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