life period : 1942 - present | place of birth : Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire
nationality : British | education : PhD in Biochemistry
occupation : Researcher, Author
children: Merlin, Cosmo
website : http://www.sheldrake.org/
“ 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
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.