Rupert Sheldrake: The Science Delusion

Rupert Sheldrake - The Science Delusion

If you are feeling more than a little jaded with dogmatic Settled Science then you may find the thoughts of Rupert Sheldrake refreshing.

On the one hand, Rupert Sheldrake is brutally honest about the dire state of Settled Science.

There is a lot to be said for debunking orthodox science’s pretensions to be on the verge of fitting the last grain of information into its towering edifice of universal knowledge.

And Sheldrake pokes enough holes in such certainties to make this work a valuable contribution, not only to philosophical debates but also to scientific ones, too.

The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry
8 March 2012 – The Times Higher Educational Supplement

When addressing the modern absurdities associated with The Fundamental Constants of Nature [for example] Rupert Sheldrake generates real [pressure release] laughter.

The stand-up comedy in his talks is probably his greatest mainstream sin because the hilarity generated clearly underlines how many areas of mainstream science have clearly slipped into Slapstick Science and Fantastic Farce.

However, Rupert Sheldrake isn’t a jaded, cynical sceptic.

Neither is he George Carlin reincarnated because many of his criticisms are very serious.

Rupert Sheldrake appears to be a studious, softly spoken, [very] British scientist who was seriously shocked when he pulled back the curtain and encountered Settled Science.

Sometimes Sheldrake is not sceptical enough.

The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry
8 March 2012 – The Times Higher Educational Supplement

On the other hand, he offers some thought provoking ideas regarding his theory of Morphic Resonance that isn’t to everyone’s taste.

Of course he goes a bit too far here and there, as in promoting his morphic resonance theory; or when he asks the reader to consider the difference between “implicate” and “explicate” universes, the first of which is where everything is enfolded into everything – which means that “resonance may pass through the quantum-vacuum field, also known as the zero-point energy field, which mediates all quantum and electromagnetic processes” (all due to “hidden extra dimensions, as in string theory and M-theory”).

The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry
8 March 2012 – The Times Higher Educational Supplement

However, what is so refreshing about Rupert Sheldrake is that he has faith in The Scientific Method and communicates his enthusiasm [and wonder] because we really understand so little.

The [pulled] TEDx talk by Rupert Sheldrake provides a good introduction.

05:55 The Laws of Nature are Fixed
09:50 The Fundamental Constants of Nature
15:30 The Nature of the Mind

After due diligence, including a survey of published scientific research and recommendations from our Science Board and our community, we have decided that Graham Hancock’s and Rupert Sheldrake’s talks from TEDxWhitechapel should be removed from distribution on the TEDx YouTube channel.

We’re not censoring the talks.

Instead we’re placing them here, where they can be framed to highlight both their provocative ideas and the factual problems with their arguments.

If you want to hear more.

The Rupert Sheldrake website.

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6 Responses to Rupert Sheldrake: The Science Delusion

  1. omanuel says:

    Thanks for this information.

    How do we get past this science delusion to re-establish human contact with reality?

    The reality I observed through science is compatibility with the reality that others have experienced through spirituality.

  2. omanuel says:

    My research mentor, the late Dr. Paul Kazuo Kuroda, realized that the force of destruction of Hiroshima was the force of creation of the world while standing in the ruins of Hiroshima in Aug 1945. He later risked his life by taking personal possession of Japan’s atomic bomb design for fifty-seven years,

    to prevent the sinister use of this force to enslave mankind:

    Click to access Introduction.pdf

  3. Stephen Kovaka says:

    Regarding the “One Free Miracle”, it has been said that science/naturalism/materialism has its own holy trinity: Mother Nature, Father Time, and Lady Luck, whom they call upon freely to resolve reality’s most puzzling features. The “one free miracle” is Mother Nature, treated more or less as a given, few questions asked. Father time solves many problems by providing virtually any amount of time needed to resolve such problems, e.g. evolution. And of course, Lady Luck is often called on to turn impossibility into inevitability.

  4. omanuel says:

    Coincidence: God’s way of remaining anonymous?

  5. PETER WILLEY says:

    People such as Rupert Sheldrake, Jim Lovelock and the late Fred Hoyle for example, are fortunate in that they are able and willing to think for themselves and communicate their thoughts to others. Expecting to be admired for so doing, when openly challenging what amounts to the party line, really is asking for a miracle given the way present day science is funded.
    Jim Lovelock`s “Homage to Gaia” and Fred Hoyle`s “Home is where the wind blows” are fine and interesting books by independently minded writers, and make good and much read neighbours to Sheldrake`s book on my bookshelf, proper science section. Hawking on the other hand has no books on my premises and if he had they would not be in the science section.
    Keep up the good work on this site, settled science needs to kept continually agitated.

  6. craigm350 says:

    Hawking on the other hand has no books on my premises and if he had they would not be in the science section.

    File under children’s fiction? 😉

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