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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Navigating Consciousness Podcast

Rupert’s new podcast for talks and conversations at the intersection of science and spirituality, both old and new; includes solo talks and dialogues with other thinkers.

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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

A series of 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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The Science Delusion

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

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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 Updated for 2020!

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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Podcasts and Streaming Audio

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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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Recent Scientific Paper PDF

The production of auxin by dying cells. Published in Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol. 72, No. 7 pp. 2288–2300, 2021, by Rupert Sheldrake.

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Upcoming Events

Holy Places
Live in London and Online

February 16th
6.30 - 9.00 PM

The Meditatio Centre
St Marks Church, Myddelton Sq
London, EC1R 1XX

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Online Talk:
The Future Scientist, with Dr Àlex Gómez-Marín

February 23rd

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12:00pm EST
5:00pm GMT
6:00pm CET

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