by Rupert Sheldrake and Michael Shermer

In this intensive dialogue between Rupert and Michael Shermer, Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine, we see the nature and methods of science, its dogmas, and its future from two very different perspectives. Rupert argues that science needs to free itself from the dogmas of materialism while Michael Shermer contends that to look beyond materialist explanations is to betray science and engage in superstition. Issues discussed include: materialism and its role in science, whether belief in God is compatible with a scientific perspective, and the possibility of mental action at a distance.