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In this Science Set Free podcast, Rupert Sheldrake and Mark Vernon discuss how we are not individuals but rather are more like nodes in networks. We are connected across living systems of families, organisations, cultures and spiritual traditions.

Rupert explores the possibility that the sun and other stars are conscious, as opposed to the usual assumption that they are unconscious and inanimate. This talk was at the Royal Geological Society in London in December 2015, to the Gaia Network.

Rupert and Charles Eisenstein talk about the foundations of science, both as an institution and as a path to knowledge.

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telephone telepathy test
or his joint attention test,
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Telephone Telepathy Test

Can you tell who's calling? This test involves three participants, who can use either mobile phones or landlines. It's fun to do, takes less than 10 minutes.

Joint Attention Test

Can you tell when someone is looking at the same photo?

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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.

Latest Article

The Replicability Crisis in Science

The world of science is in the midst of unprecedented soul-searching at present. The credibility of science rests on the widespread assumption that results are replicable, and that high standards are maintained by anonymous peer review. These pillars of belief are crumbling. In September 2015, the international scientific journal Nature published a cartoon showing the temple of “Robust Science” in a state of collapse. What is going on?

Latest Scientific Papers

Linking Minds Through Joint Attention: A Preliminary Investigation

Journal of the Society for Psychical Research (2015) 79 No. 4: 193-200
by Rupert Sheldrake
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This study investigated whether people could tell when another person was looking at teh same object.participants looking directly at the same object. Participants worked in pairs. They were separated by a wall in such a way that they could not see each other, but both could see a target object such as an apple. Tests consisted of 20 trials, each lasting about 10 seconds. One of the participants (the ‘ looker’) either looked at the object, or did not look, in a random sequence, and the other participant (the ‘guesser’) had to guess whether or not the other person was looking at the object. Altogether there were 310 tests with 6,200 trials. The total number of hits was 3,255 (52.5%), significantly above the chance level of 50% (p = 0.00003).


Is Joint Attention Detectable at a Distance? Three Automated, Internet-Based Tests

Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing (2016) 12 No.1: 34-41
by Rupert Sheldrake and Ashweeni Beeharee
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Joint attention is the shared focus of two or more individuals on the same object. The aim of this study was to find out whether people could feel when another person was looking at the same picture, and in some cases hearing the same music, at the same time, even when the participants were miles apart. Hit rates were significantly above chance.

Featured Trialogue — Ralph Abraham, Terence McKenna and Rupert Sheldrake

Consciousness and Machines

A discussion on the evolution of consciousness as it relates to machines. Symbolic logic, nanotechnology and the possibility of a synthetic super-intelligence. Artificial Intelligence as a part of ourselves that could shape our evolution. Virtual computers as the source of the AI. Partnership or conflict between human and machine? How much control do we have in the evolution of machine intelligence? Challenges to the premises of the AI argument. Quantum computers, machine-time and the possibilities of the World Wide Web.

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Trialogue on Psychedelics and Mathematical Vision

Rupert, Terence McKenna and Ralph Abraham examine maths as a language of space-time pattern, the psychedelic vision of the logos be externalised through supercomputers, and more. Esalen Institute, 1992.

3 Videos from the recent How The Light Gets In Festival at Hay-on-Wye

Unnatural Laws - Are Eternal Laws an Illusion?

From Newton's laws to E=mc2, we think we have uncovered the secrets of the universe. But some claim these laws evolve and others point to their human and cultural origins. Might eternal natural laws be human hubris? Or is the mind of God in our grasp?

Cycles of Wonder

Can Science revive spirituality? The Science Delusion author Rupert Sheldrake explores a new paradigm of science and religion.


Making Humans

Dawkins’ Selfish Gene has defined how we think about evolution. But now the new science of epigenetics suggests culture and the environment can play a part. Is the age of the selfish gene over? Do we need a new story to replace the survival of the fittest, or is Darwin’s essential insight secure?


Upcoming Appearances

UK Lecture: Is the Sun Conscious?

February 17, Wednesday, The Great Hall, Dartington, Devon, 8.00pm
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UK Seminars on Mind in Nature

February 17-19, Schumacher College, Dartington, Devon
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UK Lecture: Science and Spiritual Practices

April 12, Tuesday, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath, 7:30pm
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