Pioneer Morphic Resonance

Hampstead, London


Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of more than 80 scientific papers and ten books and is best known for his hypothesis of morphic fields and morphic resonance, which leads to a vision of a living, developing universe with its own inherent memory. He was among the top 100 Global Thought Leaders for 2013, as ranked by the Duttweiler Institute, Zurich, Switzerland’s leading think tank. He studied natural sciences at Cambridge University, where he was a Scholar of Clare College, took a double first class honours degree and was awarded the University Botany Prize (1963). He then studied philosophy and history of science at Harvard University, where he was a Frank Knox Fellow (1963-64), before returning to Cambridge, where he took a Ph.D. in biochemistry (1967).His 1981 book ‘A New Science of Life/Morphic Resonance’ was described as “As far-reaching in its implications as Darwin’s theory of evolution.” In his most recent book (2012), called ‘The Science Delusion’ in the UK and ‘Science Set Free’ in the US, he examines the ten dogmas of modern science, and shows how they can be turned into questions that open up new vistas of scientific possibility. This book received the Book of the Year Award from the British Scientific and Medical Network.