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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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