“The time for thinkers has come” certainly fits the popular TEDMED presentations but is actually a quote by an earlier thinker about healthcare, Mary Baker Eddy, as you may read in Eric Nelson’s article in Community Digital News. Nelson, who writes interesting columns on the link between consciousness and health, looks at the out-of-the-box health thinking of Eddy and 2014 TEDMED speakers. I think that Kansans, actually all readers, will enjoy this excerpt and will follow the link below to the full article.
Well over a century before anyone had ever heard of TEDMED, an annual confab of movers and shakers deeply interested in making the world a better, healthier place to live, religious reformer and health care maverick Mary Baker Eddy proclaimed, “The time for thinkers has come.” Thankfully that time is still here and continues to generate ever more exciting advancements in human understanding, particularly within the field of health.
No doubt they’ll be doing plenty of thinking at this year’s conference, held concurrently in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The program includes sessions ranging from “Turn it Upside Down,” where speakers will address insights that flip-flop beliefs and question standard operating procedures in health and medicine, to “Don’t You Dare Talk About This,” which will tackle issues that people are reluctant to discuss publicly or even acknowledge as problems.
But something else that will likely come up is what Eddy once referred to as “the cold conventionality of materialism,” a now outdated, even burdensome mode of thinking that she saw as “crumbling away.”