Tag: Rupert Sheldrake

The Science Delusion: Why Materialism is not the Answer

Since 1981, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake has been researching morphic fields – his hypothesis about form-giving, immaterial fields which serve as a kind of blueprint for creation. Although he succeeded to find more and more evidence supporting his case, his hypothesis has been mainly rejected by the mainstream scientific community. In his lecture “The Science Delusion”, ...

Rediscovering God with Rupert Sheldrake

Many people used to think that belief in God would disappear with the advance of science. But that has not happened, and some prominent atheists are now trying to reinvent religion. What is going on? Is the universe ultimately conscious or unconscious? And if consciousness pervades all nature, how does it work? A talk by ...

The 10 Dogmas of Science

The science delusion is the nature of reality in principle, leaving only the details to be filled in. This is a persistent delusion within science. Many times in the history of science people have thought that our understanding of nature is almost complete. Today, there are many people who think that science already understands the ...

The Science of Interconnectedness

Sheldrake proposes that “memory” is inherent in cells, and that life exhibits “evolutionary habits,” a quality that Darwin also noted. “Cells come from other cells and inherit fields of organization” and that morphogenesis innately depends on organizing those fields, which he refers to as morphic fields. For instance, since the genetic basis of cell reproduction ...

Democratize Science!

Let the public decide on the fate of 1% of our science budget. In the 19th century, Charles Darwin was just one of the many independent researchers who, not reliant on grants or constrained by the conservative pressures of anonymous peer review, did stunningly original work. That kind of freedom and independence has become almost ...

A Book for Burning?

[post_intro]John Maddox says of Rupert Sheldrake’s work, “I was so offended by it that I said and I said that while it’s wrong that book should be burned. In practice, if book burning were allowed this book would be a candidate. I think it’s dangerous that people should be allowed by our liberal societies to ...

Accessing the Mystic: The Via Negativa

[post_intro]What happens when a Cambridge-trained scientist and a revolutionary priest join forces to probe the mystery of spiritual experience? The answer lies in Accessing the Mystic, an unprecedented video featuring Dr. Rupert Sheldrake and Matthew Fox. Each drawing from his own tradition, these radical thinkers reveal how they traveled their respective paths — and ultimately ...

Lamarck, Inheritance, and Insinct

Something has always troubled me about Darwin’s theory and even modern revisions of his work – there is still no explanation for instinct. Ethologists call instincts innate releasing mechanisms or IRM, which in layman’s terms means “we’ll use big fancy words because we just don’t know.” The most common definition is, “The mechanism by which ...

Sheldrake Responds to His Critics at TED

Response to the TED Scientific Board’s Statement Rupert Sheldrake March 18, 2013 I would like to respond to TED’s claims that my TEDx talk “crossed the line into pseudoscience”, contains ”serious factual errors” and makes “many misleading statements.” This discussion is taking place because the militant atheist bloggers Jerry Coyne and P.Z. Myers denounced me, ...

The Science Delusion @ TED

3/15 Update: The video on the TEDx YouTube channel was removed by TED. I downloaded a copy before they took it down and posted it to Vimeo (creative commons license). TED created a page where people are invited to debate the merits of their decision to remove the videos. The statement from TED reads, “After ...

Sheldrake Link Roundup – Jan 2013

The latest Sheldrake videos and podcasts… Videos Science Set Free @ California Institute of Integral Studies In this video, recorded in San Francisco on Sept. 7, 2012, Dr. Sheldrake speaks about his new book and answers audience questions at a presention sponsored by the California Institute of Integral Studies and held at the First Unitarian ...

Paranormal Phenomena by Simon Thorpe

This is a really interesting presentation originally made on the 15th of January 2013 to a group called “Incognu” which is an association of people interested in Cognition in Toulouse, France. Simon Thorpe is Directeur de Recherche at Centre de Recherche Cerveau & Cognition. Thorpe’s basic position can be summarized as follows: Can paranormal phenomena ...

The Science Delusion on Red Ice Radio

British biologist Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world’s most innovative scientists, is the author of more than 80 scientific papers and ten books and is best known for his groundbreaking theory of morphic resonance. In this program we discuss Rupert’s latest book “The Science Delusion.” He begins with an overview of the ten dogmas ...

The Direction of Conscious Causation

“If I look at a distant star, the light may have taken 10 years to reach my eyes. I think when I project out the image of that star I’m in a sense connecting with the star with my mind. Does that mean that I’m connecting with the star as it is now or as ...

The New Scientific Revolution

“Before 2012 slips away it’s worth remembering that this is the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Thomas Kuhn’s hugely influential book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, which was itself revolutionary, and has sold more than a million copies worldwide. Almost every time you hear the word ‘paradigm’, Kuhn’s book is in the background.” Read ...

Science Set Free

Science Set Free

In Science Set Free, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world’s most innovative scientists, shows the ways in which science is being constricted by assumptions that have, over the years, hardened into dogmas. Such dogmas are not only limiting, but dangerous for the future of humanity. According to these principles, all of reality is material ...

Heretics of Science: Rupert Sheldrake

Heretics of Science was a BBC series of 6 episodes from 1994 showcasing controversial theories by mavericks in mainstream science. Rupert Sheldrake is an English biochemist and plant physiologist. He is known for having proposed an unorthodox account of morphogenesis and for his research into parapsychology. His books and papers stem from his theory of ...

Drop Into Water

The Presence of the Past

Here is a classic interview with a young Rupert Sheldrake in 1989 by Jeffrey Mishlove for the Thinking Allowed series. From the description: Were there any “laws of the universe” at the time of the “big bang?” Oxford trained biologist Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D., author of The Presence of the Past, says that all laws developed ...

The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry

Rupert Sheldrake’s new book, The Science Delusion, will be on the bookshelves in the UK on January 5 and in May in the US. The science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. In this book, Dr ...

The Ramayana

My Books From 2011

I think this is all of them from the past year. Evolution by James A. Shapiro Jaya by Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik The Viral Storm by Nathan Wolfe The Ultimate Question 2.0 by Fred Reichheld, Rob Markey Stop Walking on Eggshells by Randi Kreger, Paul T. Mason The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins Getting Things Done ...

The Consciousness Chronicles: Rupert Sheldrake

Is consciousness produced by a complex arrangement of billions of neurons, mind emerging from the matter of the brain? Or is it embedded at the deepest level of the universe, a quantum effect? Could machines eventually become conscious? Where does creativity come from? How do we transform our consciousness? The Consciousness Chronicles is an ongoing ...

A New Science of Life: Conscious.TV

Conscious.tv is a UK based TV channel broadcasting on the Internet at www.conscious.tv. They also have programmes broadcast on satellite and cable channels in different countries. In the UK you can watch their programmes every night from 9pm to 10pm on the ‘Body In Balance’ channel which is No 275 on the Sky system. Conscious.tv ...

The Living Matrix: Rupert Sheldrake

A clip from the film, The Living Matrix – The Science of Healing, uncovers new ideas about the intricate web of factors that determine our health. “We talk with a group of dedicated scientists, psychologists, bioenergetic researchers and holistic practitioners who are finding healing potential in new places. And energetic information-based medicine looks particularly powerful. ...

The Science of Interconnectedness

British scientist Rupert Sheldrake has been speaking about the cutting edge of the new cell biology since 1981, when he published his groundbreaking book, A New Science of Life: The Hypothesis of Formative Causation. Despite hostile, ad hominem attacks of his ideas that cell growth is directed by more than mere genetic coding, Sheldrake’s critics ...

The Evolution of Telepathy

Field observations have suggested that wolves and other wild animals may communicate telepathically over many miles, and surveys have shown that about 50% of dog owners and about 30% of cat owners believe that their pets may respond to their thoughts or silent commands. Among humans, apparent telepathy is most commonly reported between members of ...

Rupert Sheldrake on the Persistence of Richard Wiseman’s Deception

Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Rupert Sheldrake. A distinguished biologist, Dr. Sheldrake is the author of several books including, “Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home.” During the interview Mr. Tsakiris and Dr. Sheldrake discuss the latest claims of Skeptic Richard Wiseman. Dr. Rupert Sheldrake on the Persistence ...

The Anti-Sheldrake Phenomenon

By devising a testable hypothesis of natural memory, Rupert Sheldrake has established himself as the world’s central figure in the evolutionary theory of existence. Heir to the lineage of Darwin, Peirce, Bergson, Elsasser and Bohm, Sheldrake bears on his shoulders the weight of their worldview. Attacks on his work amount to an offensive against any ...