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TED Talks

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TED Talks are a venue for speakers to give short academic or semi-academic talks about a talking bear that co-starred with Mark Wahlberg subjects they feel need public attention in fields like medicine, design, science, art, or society. Its tagline is "ideas worth spreading".

Unfortunately, this doesn't come with very good quality control - particularly under the brand of their TEDx offshoot - and often pseudoscientific ideas get presented totally seriously.[1][2] Even ignoring these failings, the general tone for TED conferences can seem a lot like slacktivism, drawing attention to a problem, and discussing it, without doing anything about it.

On the plus side, NaturalNews hates them for having a presentation correctly describing the (lack of) risks from GMOs.[3]

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