Rupert Sheldrake

Year of birth : 1942
Education : PhD in Biochemistry
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“ The universe is not in a steady state; there's an ongoing creative principle in nature, which is driving things onwards.” 

Books by the Master

'' The Science Delusion '' ... '' Morphic Resonance: The Nature of Formative Causation '' ... '' A new science of life :The Hypothesis of Morphic Resonance '' ... '' Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery '' ... '' The sense of being stared At: And Other Unexplained Powers of Human Minds '' ... '' Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home '' ... '' The presence of the past : Morphic Resonance and the Habits of Nature '' ... '' Seven Experiments That Could Change the World '' ... '' Chaos, creativity, and cosmic consciousness '' ... '' The rebirth of nature :The Greening of Science and God '' ... '' Natural Grace :Dialogues on Science and Spirituality '' ... '' Boy's Best Friend '' ... '' Dogs That Know Proof '' ... '' Fields of the Mind '' ... '' The Physics of Angels: Exploring the Realm Where Science and Spirit Meet '' ... '' The Evolutionary Mind: Conversations on Science, Imagination and Spirit '' ... '' Trialogues at the Edge of the West: Chaos, Creativity, and the Resacralization of the World '' ... '' Sheldrake and His Critics '' ... '' Twilight of the Clockwork God: Conversations on Science and Spirituality at the End of an Age '' 


Alfred Rupert Sheldrake (born 28 June 1942) is a public speaker, and researcher in the field of parapsychology, known for his "Morphic resonance" concept. He worked as a biochemist and cell biologist at Cambridge University from 1967 to 1973 and as principal plant physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics until 1978.

Sheldrake's Morphic resonance hypothesis posits that "memory is inherent in nature" and that "natural systems, such as termite colonies, or pigeons, or orchid plants, or insulin molecules, inherit a collective memory from all previous things of their kind". Sheldrake proposes that it is also responsible for "telepathy-type interconnections between organisms". His advocacy of the idea encompasses paranormal subjects such as precognition, telepathy and the psychic staring effect as well as unconventional explanations of standard subjects in biology such as development, inheritance, and memory.

Sheldrake's ideas have received from the scientific community, they have found support in the New Age movement, such as from Deepak Chopra. His research on these subjects is summarized in his books Seven Experiments That Could Change the World (1994, second edition 2002), Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home (1999, new edition 2011) and The Sense of Being Stared at (2003, new edition 2012).

In his most recent book (2012), called The Science Delusion in the UK and Science Set Free in the US, he examines the ten dogmas of modern science, and shows how they can be turned into questions that open up new vistas of scientific possibility. This book received the Book of the Year Award from the British Scientific and Medical Network.