Rupert Sheldrake

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Rupert Sheldrake
photograph
Born 28 June 1942 (1942-06-28) (age 75)
Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire[1]
Nationality British
Education
Occupation Biochemist, parapsychologist, writer
Employer The Perrott-Warrick Fund (2005–2010)
Website www.sheldrake.org

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. Chartres, Caroline, ed. (June 2006). Why I Am Still an Anglican: Essays and Conversations. Continuum. 
  2. Maddox, J. (1999). "Dogs, telepathy and quantum mechanics". Nature 401(6756): 849–850. doi:10.1038/44696. https://www.scribd.com/doc/36079004/NPG-nature-vol-401-Issue-6756-Oct#page=18.
  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. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2009/feb/05/evolution
  6. Sheldrake, Rupert. "Biography of Rupert Sheldrake, PhD". sheldrake.org. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 

Links[change | change source]