Rupert Sheldrake

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Rupert Sheldrake
Born (1942-06-28) 28 June 1942 (age 81)
OccupationBiochemist, parapsychologist, writer
EmployerThe Perrott-Warrick Fund (2005–2010)

Alfred Rupert Sheldrake (born 28 June 1942)[3] is an English author.[4] From 1967 to 1973 he was a biochemist and cell biologist at Cambridge University.,[4] Then he went to work in India from 1974 to 1978. His first book, A New Science of Life, was published in 1981. It is about his a theory called "morphic resonance". He gave a TEDx talk in 2013 on his book The Science Delusion that was banned. In 2009 Adam Rutherford, the deputy editor of a scientific journal called Nature, wrote in the Guardian about him and his book A New Science of Life. He said "don't read this book, it will make you stupider".[5] He is an Anglican. He is married to Jill Purce.[6]

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  1. Chartres, Caroline, ed. (June 2006). Why I Am Still an Anglican: Essays and Conversations. Continuum. ISBN 9780826481436.
  2. Maddox, J. (1999). "Dogs, telepathy and quantum mechanics". Nature. 401(6756) (6756): 849–850. Bibcode:1999Natur.401..849M. doi:10.1038/44696. S2CID 4419973. Archived from the original on 2014-03-13. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  3. McGrath, K. A. (1999). World of biology. Gale.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Adams, Tim (4 February 2012). "Rupert Sheldrake: the 'heretic' at odds with scientific dogma". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  5. Rutherford, Adam (6 February 2009). "Adam Rutherford: Sheldrake persists in his claims, despite their having been disproven. This makes for bad science" – via
  6. Sheldrake, Rupert. "Biography of Rupert Sheldrake, PhD". Retrieved 18 March 2013.

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