Alfred Rupert Sheldrake is an English author, public speaker, and researcher in the field of parapsychology, known for his "morphic resonance" concept. He worked as a biochemist and cell biologist at Cambridge University from 1967 to 1973 and as principal plant physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics until 1978. Sheldrake's morphic resonance posits that "memory is inherent in nature" and that "natural systems, such as termite colonies, or pigeons, or orchid plants, or insulin molecules, inherit a collective memory from all previous things of their kind". Sheldrake proposes that it is also responsible for "telepathy-type interconnections between organisms". His advocacy of the idea encompasses paranormal subjects such as precognition, telepathy and the psychic staring effect as well as unconventional explanations of standard subjects in biology such as development, inheritance, and memory. Background
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La nature réssuscite sous nos pasLa morphogénèse sheldrakienne est censée toucher toutes les formes auto-engendrées, des cristaux aux embryons, du langage à nos comportements. Vaste ambition, que les sciences modernes ne peuvent intégrer autrement que de façon heuristique (comme un jeu qui fait réfléchir). Acceptée telle quelle, la résonnance morphique remettrait en cause toutes les disciplines contemporaines. Dans son premier livre, Une nouvelle science de la vie (1981), le jeune biologiste de Cambridge essayait encore fougueusement de tout prouver par A plus B, citant moultes expériences frappantes, tant sur les cristaux que sur les rats ou sur les humains. Dans le second livre, Presence of the Past (1988, traduit La mémoire de l'Univers), on note une maturation. Avec son troisième livre enfin, The rebirth of Nature (1991, traduit L'âme de la nature), le chercheur s'offre un melting pot philosophique. Nouvelles Clés : Etes-vous le même Sheldrake qu'il y a dix ans ? N. R. N. R. N. R. N. R. N. R. N. R. N. R. N. N. R. N.
Wikipedia: Captured by Skeptics | Skeptical About SkepticsThe Wikipedia Problem by the Editors Wikipedia is currently the area in which dogmatic skeptics are most successful and influential. One of these activist groups is called Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia, founded by Susan Gerbic. Another leader of the online skeptical movement is Tim Farley, who runs the website Skeptical Software Tools. The situation is particularly bad in any areas to do with parapsychology, alternative and complementary medicine, and on the biography pages of scientists involved in investigating these areas. The Wikipedia skeptics work in teams (contrary to Wikipedia rules) and most are well trained. Although Wikipedia’s official policy is that articles should represent a neutral point of view, skeptics have infiltrated the administration of Wikipedia and have managed to get parapsychology defined as a pseudoscience, along with many aspects of alternative and complementary medicine. So beware! More Information: Who Killed Wikipedia?
Ferdinand LassalleFerdinand Lassalle (1825–64) Ferdinand Johann Gottlieb Lassalle (11 April 1825 – 31 August 1864) was a German jurist, philosopher, and socialist political activist. Lassalle is best remembered as an initiator of international-style socialism in Germany. Biography Early life Ferdinand Lassalle was born on 11 April 1825 in Breslau (Wrocław), Silesia. Lassalle passed his university examinations with distinction in 1845 and thereafter traveled to Paris to write a book on Heraclitus. Back in Berlin to work on his book, Lassalle soon found himself ceasing his project in favor of a different mission. An extensive legal case ensued in which Lassalle represented Countess von Hatzfeldt's interests, performed in 36 courtrooms during the period of 8 years. The 1848 revolution and its aftermath While Lassalle was ultimately acquitted of this serious charge, he was kept in prison until he could be tried on a lesser charge of inciting resistance against public officials. The state
An Artist Considers Levels in Matter — Art by MyrrhFig. 6. Reductionism ad Absurdum, scratchboard, 8 x 10-in, 1983 However, the notion that "events are nothing until they are observed" struck me as being similar to reductionist statements I had heard all my life. This loop assigns an order to several assumptions that have been fruitful for scientific inquiry. The reductionist assertions fit together in my loop as follows: Man is nothing but an animal; an animal is nothing but matter; matter is nothing but atoms; atoms are nothing but particles; particles are nothing but events. Conjecture is based on the hierarchy of the structure of matter. Perhaps logical structures that are similar to each other exist at all levels. Mathematicians, who get aesthetic thrills from elegant simplicity in their work, find that even in cases where mathematics is used for description, as in physics, the choice of the more elegant of two formulations is often more accurate. Most unexpected was stumbling upon the strange loop. References and Notes 1. 2. 3. 4.
Rupert Sheldrake - Richard Dawkins comes to callRupert SheldrakeRupert Sheldrake (né le 28 juin 1942), est un auteur parapsychologue anglais, ancien biochimiste, titulaire d'un doctorat (1967) en biochimie de l'université de Cambridge. [réf. nécessaire] Depuis 1981 ses écrits sont essentiellement centrés sur son concept de « résonance morphique »[n 1], qui reprend celui de « champ morphogénétique » (dont l’existence avait été suggérée, dans les années 1920, par Hans Spemann, Alexander Gurwitsch et Paul Weiss[réf. souhaitée]). Ses recherches incluent des thèmes comme le développement et le comportement chez les animaux et les végétaux, la télépathie, les perceptions extrasensorielles et la métaphysique. Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] Sheldrake, né et élevé à Newark-on-Trent dans le Nottinghamshire, reçoit son éducation secondaire au Workshop College puis étudie la biochimie au Clare College à Cambridge, et obtient son diplôme avec d’excellents résultats. Travaux[modifier | modifier le code] La Mémoire de l’Univers[modifier | modifier le code]
Skeptical About SkepticsJoseph StiglitzJoseph Eugene Stiglitz, ForMemRS, FBA (born February 9, 1943) is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979). He is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank, and is a former member, and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. He is known for his critical view of the management of globalization, free-market economists (whom he calls "free market fundamentalists"), and some international institutions like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Life and career Stiglitz was born in Gary, Indiana, to Jewish parents, Charlotte (née Fishman) and Nathaniel D. Stiglitz. From 1960 to 1963, he studied at Amherst College, where he was a highly active member of the debate team and president of the student government. In 2011, he was named by Foreign Policy magazine on its list of top global thinkers.
YELLOW SPECTRAL WARRIOR - Kin 76 - on the 13-Moon Natural Time Dreamspell Calendar - Destiny Pattern Wavespell Famous People Births Deaths and EventsYellowSpectral Warrior Yellow Warrior is your Conscious Self - who you are and who you are becoming.Yellow Warrior, the galactic guide, is a mystic ferryman on the return path to the stars; allow Yellow Warrior's staff to ferry you to the spiraling vortex of cosmic consciousness. Yellow Warrior is the grace of the descent of the dove. Embody the mystic gift of trust in direct guidance. Through trust, you journey to the place of 'no time' and limitless light. There you will undergo the transformations to embody solar heart and mind. Yellow Warrior is a conduit for cosmic communication, offering access to the universal web of consciousness. Yellow Warrior's colours are indigo and gold, combining the limitlessness of the night sky with the freedom of the daytime Sun. Yellow Warrior is also your Higher Self & Guide. In Yellow Warrior's star-glyph, notice the three sets of three pillars. Those on the path of the central pillar paradoxically 'give all to attain no-thing.'
Epigenetics and Soviet BiologyOne of the biggest controversies in twentieth-century biology was about the inheritance of acquired characteristics, the ability of animals and plants to inherit adaptations acquired by their ancestors. For example, if a dog was terrified of butchers because he had been mistreated by one, his offspring would tend to inherit his fear. Charles Darwin wrote a letter to Nature describing just such a case. The opposing view, promoted by the science of genetics, asserted that organisms could not inherit features their ancestors had acquired; they only passed on genes that they themselves had inherited. In Darwin's day, most people assumed that acquired characteristics could indeed be inherited. Lamarck emphasized the role of behaviour in evolution. The problem was that no one knew how acquired characteristics could be inherited. Pangenesis was rejected by Mendelian genetics, the theory that dominated twentieth century biology in the West.