Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. At Cambridge University he worked in developmental biology as a Fellow of Clare College. He was Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Hyderabad, India. From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick project for research on unexplained human and animal abilities, funded by Trinity College, Cambridge.

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Challenge to Steven Pinker

In his new book Rationality Steven Pinker makes claims that are so irrational that I am challenging him to a debate. Freddie Sayers of UnHerd has offered to chair the debate, if Pinker accepts the challenge.

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Explore The Big Questions in Science

June 29 - September 21. In this course, Rupert shows the ways in which science is being constricted by assumptions that have, over the years, hardened into limiting dogmas.


Is the Sun Conscious?

A new paper by Rupert published on April 6 in the Journal of Consciousness Studies.
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Official YouTube Channel

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Animal Powers

Papers on the unexplained powers of animals, from a telepathic talking parrot, to psychic dogs that know when their owners are heading home.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Rupert answers common questions in these videos. There are also written answers to more FAQs.

What is morphic resonance?

Podcasts and Streaming Audio

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A New Science of Life / Morphic Resonance Turns 40

In 1981 A New Science of Life was first published, sparking a controversy that persists today. In the biology journal BioEssays, Alex Gomez-Marin reflects on this in Facing biology’s open questions.

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Joint Attention Test

Can you tell if you're looking at the same picture as someone else? Grab a friend and give it a try.

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Wikipedia Hijacked by Dogmatists

The world's most democratic encyclopedia in theory falls rather short of that in practice, as the case of Rupert's Wikipedia page abundantly illustrates.

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Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work

To Go Beyond is to move into a place of bliss, greater understanding, love and deep connectedness, a realm where we finally find life’s meaning. Get the Audiobook on discount here.

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The Science Delusion

Available today in the UK and on Amazon, this new paperback edition includes updated scientific findings.

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