Noetic Sciences Review, (Summer 1994), 30, 4-9
by Rupert Sheldrake
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Rupert Sheldrake, a fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, is a biologist who has spent many years exploring and developing an alternative view of evolution – one in which "formative causation", "morphogenetic" or "mental" fields play a decisive role. Sheldrake is also a scientist who devotes time regularly to the practice of prayer and exploration of its efficacy. How did a scientist come to be so interested in prayer, and how does he reconcile this with his scientific training? In December last year [1993], IONS editor Christian de Quincey visited Sheldrake in his London home to talk about prayer and science–. The following article is based on that interview.