Latest Audios

Nature and Modern Science

A dialogue with Rupert Sheldrake and Joseph Milne on nature and science in our modern world which took place at the Temenos Academy on July 13, 2009.

What the Greeks Can Teach Us

Rupert Sheldrake and Mark Vernon discuss ancient Greek philosophy and explore how the ideas and way of life of the Stoics, Platonists and others can help us today bridge supposed divides between science and spirituality.

The Atheist Experiment

Rupert Sheldrake and Mark Vernon ask what history can tell us about atheism as a way of life.

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NEW Joint Attention Test
Can you tell when someone is looking at the same photo?

NEW Telephone Listening Test
Can you tell when you are being listened to?

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Research with pets.

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Recommended New Websites

Boy's Best Friend: a new young adult novel by Kate Banks and Rupert Sheldrake which chronicles the adventures of two school boys and the telepathy experiment they conducted with their pet dogs.

OpenSciences.org is a portal for scientific investigations beyond the dogmas dominating mainstream science, including selected videos, books, journals and articles on open questions in science.

Skeptical About Skeptics is dedicated to countering dogmatic attacks from self-styled skeptics.

Beginning May 1 and continuing through July, TheBestSchools.org will host an in-depth dialogue on the nature of science between Rupert and renowned skeptic Michael Shermer. The three themes covered:

MAY: Materialism in Science
» Opening Statements
» Responses
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JUNE: Mental Action at a Distance
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JULY: God and Science
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There's also an extensive interview with Rupert Sheldrake and an interview with Michael Shermer on TheBestSchools.org.

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The 2015 Vegetable Sermon in Shoreditch Parish Church

Thomas Fairchild was a pioneering plant breeder who lived in Shoreditch, in the East End of London. When he died in 1729, he left a legacy for a "Vegetable Sermon" to be preached each year in Shoreditch Parish Church in the week following Pentecost on "the wonderful works of God in creation". This sermon, on May 15, 2015, by Rupert Sheldrake, was on flowers.

The Habits of Nature

This 30 min talk from the How The Light Gets In festival, 2014, is one of the best non-technical summaries of the idea that nature forms habits rather than laws, evolving overtime through morphic resonance.

Science... Fiction? a Debate at the How The Light Gets In Festival at Hay-on-Wye

In June, 2014, Rupert took part in a debate with pharmacologist David Nutt, Chair of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs, and philosopher of physics James Ladyman.


Latest Blog Post

Epigenetics and Soviet Biology

One of the biggest controversies in twentieth-century biology was about the inheritance of acquired characteristics, the ability of animals and plants to inherit adaptations acquired by their ancestors. For example, if a dog was terrified of butchers because he had been mistreated by one, his offspring would tend to inherit his fear. Charles Darwin wrote a letter to Nature describing just such a case. The opposing view, promoted by the science of genetics, asserted that organisms could not inherit features their ancestors had acquired; they only passed on genes that they themselves had inherited.

Upcoming Appearances

Canada Workshop: Science and Spiritual Practices

Co-presented with Cosmo Sheldrake
August 5-9, 2015, Hollyhock, Cortes Island, British Columbia
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US Workshop: Pilgrimage and the Resacralization of the Earth

Co-presented with Marc Andrus, the Bishop of California
and on Thursday evening also with Jill Purce
Sept 10-12, Thursday 7:00pm to Saturday 4:00 pm
At Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.
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UK Lecture: Morphic Resonance, Memory and the Collective Unconscious

November 17, Tuesday, College of Psychic Studies, London, 7:00-8:30 pm
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Latest Scientific Paper

Telepathy in Connection with Telephone Calls, Text Messages and Emails

Journal of International Society of Life Information Science (2014), 32 No. 1, 7-15
by Rupert Sheldrake

Abstract
Telepathy in connection with telephone calls is the commonest kind of apparent telepathy in the modern world. It usually occurs between people who have strong bonds or emotional connections with each other, such as parents and children, husbands and wives, and good friends. In experimental tests in which subjects had to identify who, out of four callers, was calling, the average scores were very significantly above the 25% hit rate expected by chance ...