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.Read More Upcoming Appearances
10th Anniversary of the Sheldrake-Wolpert Genome Wager
In 2009 Professor Lewis Wolpert bet Dr Sheldrake that: "By 1 May 2029, given the genome of a fertilised egg of an animal or plant, we will be able to predict in at least one case all the details of the organism that develops from it, including any abnormalities.”
At the half-way point, with a case of fine port at stake, Rupert is confident. “It’s increasingly likely that Wolpert’s bet will fail. Heredity is not only the result of genes, but also of the effects of parents’ adaptations, inherited epigenetically. These differences are not predictable on the basis of the genome alone.”
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