BBC Belief: Interview with Professor Rupert Sheldrake

Tonight on Belief Joan Bakewell talks to Professor Rupert Sheldrake. Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and a former Research Fellow of the Royal Society. He’s worked at Clare College Cambridge and at the International Crops Research Institute in Hyderabad. During his seven years in India Professor Sheldrake studied the Upanishads, yoga and meditation but then went to live in a Christian ashram. He tells Joan about his journey through Methodism, atheism and Hinduism to the Anglican Church and explains why he finds more blind faith and dogma in the scientific world than among any religious community.

Discussion — 5 Responses

  • Valentin-Angelo Uzunov December 14, 2012 on 6:52 pm

    Even though what Sheldrake is talking about sounds beautiful and poetic, and is ideally what I would love reality to be. His science is poor, and biased in itself. Sad…

  • Matthew December 19, 2012 on 12:51 pm

    What do you mean by, “his science is poor”? Do you mean his methodology?

  • wyclif January 28, 2013 on 11:13 pm

    I’m afraid the mere suggestion that “his science is poor and biased” without an explanation of specifics isn’t going to be sufficient in a forum like this. Waves of the hand are, in and of themselves, non-scientific.

  • Cheryl January 31, 2013 on 2:31 pm

    I wish the interview had not cut off where it did. I wanted to hear the rest of what he was saying wrt the sun being conscious.

  • David Harding July 21, 2013 on 5:43 pm

    Wikipedia is wrong about most things that are not accepted by the status quo of the established political creed, including new ideas that are opposed by this same creed.