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Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of more than 80 scientific papers and ten books. A former Research Fellow of the Royal Society, 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. He then studied philosophy and history of science at Harvard University, where he was a Frank Knox Fellow, before returning to Cambridge, where he took a Ph.D. in biochemistry. He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, where he was Director of Studies in biochemistry and cell biology. As the Rosenheim Research Fellow of the Royal Society, he carried out research on the development of plants and the ageing of cells in the Department of Biochemistry at Cambridge University.Recently, drawing on the work of French philosopher Henri Bergson, he developed the theory of morphic resonance, which makes use of the older notion of morphogenetic fields. He has researched and written on topics such as animal and plant development and behaviour, telepathy, perception and metaphysics.

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katiadolzhenkohas quoted10 months ago
It is a reasonable supposition that a great deal of our psychology was being shaped by this enormously long period about which we know so little.
katiadolzhenkohas quoted10 months ago
I think Ehrenreich’s insights are particularly interesting because they show that so much of our mythology, religious structure, and fears are related to this long period of being preyed on. The nightmares of young children in modern cities like New York are not about child molesters or being run over by cars; they’re about being eaten by monsters and wild animals.
katiadolzhenkohas quoted10 months ago
So, in a weird way, at this fractal boundary where human consciousness emerges, the first human consciousness was not human at all. It was a human ability to model effectively the thinking processes of other predators.

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    Ralph Abraham,Rupert Sheldrake,Terence Mckenna
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