Debate on Genetics

Rupert Sheldrake, Robert Plomin, Anne Bowcock, Bret Weinstein, David Pearce, Güneş Taylor, Jacob Appel, Kári Stefánsson, Matt Ridley, and Natalie Kofler discuss current trends in genetics.

00:00 Introduction
00:38 DNA (Anne Bowcock)
04:46 Nature vs nurture (Robert Plomin, Matt Ridley)
13:44 CRISPR and gene editing (Natalie Kofler, Güneş Taylor, Bret Weinstein)
22:05 Eugenics (David Pearce, Kári Stefánsson, Jacob Appel)
28:36 Sequencing the genome (Rupert Sheldrake)
Debate with Massimo Pigliucci and CERN physicist Tara Shears

A debate at the 2016 "How The Light Gets In" Festival, at Hay-on-Wye, with Rupert Sheldrake, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci and CERN physicist Tara Shears, chaired by Philip Ball.

Does matter exist? 35:26

Debate with Metaphysician John Heil and Philosopher Daniel Stoljar

Rupert debates the existence of matter with American metaphysician John Heil and Australian philosopher of mind Daniel Stoljar, 2015.

Surprise Debate with Daniel Dennett 4:27

This surprise exchange between Daniel Dennett and Rupert Sheldrake at Hay on Wye came at the end of a longer discussion between Rupert, neuroscientist Colin Blakemore and novelist Joanna Kavenna on the machine as metaphor.

A Glorious Accident - the PBS Series

In this 1993 documentary on PBS, Journalist Wim Kayzer interviewed Oliver Sacks, Daniel C. Dennett, Stephen Jay Gould, Rupert Sheldrake, Freeman Dyson, and Stephen Toulmin individually before bringing them together for a roundtable discussion to consider a variety of broad questions. Watch an excerpt from the discussion as well as Rupert's interview.

Homing Pigeons
The Habits of Nature