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Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake
Alfred Rupert Sheldrake is an English author,[3] public speaker,[4] and researcher in the field of parapsychology,[5] known for his "morphic resonance" concept.[6] He worked as a biochemist and cell biologist at Cambridge University from 1967 to 1973[3] and as principal plant physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics until 1978.[7] Sheldrake's morphic resonance posits that "memory is inherent in nature"[3][8] 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".[8] Sheldrake proposes that it is also responsible for "telepathy-type interconnections between organisms".[9] His advocacy of the idea encompasses paranormal subjects such as precognition, telepathy and the psychic staring effect[10][11] as well as unconventional explanations of standard subjects in biology such as development, inheritance, and memory.[12] Background

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La nature réssuscite sous nos pas La 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. Rupert Sheldrake affirme son anglicité : tout de vient question d'habitude, de coutume.

Antonio Nobre: "É urgente que a colaboração surja nas ciências e tecnologias" RIO - Um dos convidados do colóquio "Os mil nomes de Gaia", que acontece de 15 a 19 de setembro na Casa de Rui Barbosa, Antonio Nobre é o que se pode chamar de "cientista da terra". Pesquisador titular do Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia e pesquisador Visitante no Centro de Ciencia do Sistema Terrestre, do Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, onde lidera o grupo de modelagem de terrenos, ele estuda as interações entre as florestas e a atmosfera, mas também tem desenvolvido, nos últimos anos, uma abordagem mais ampla do planeta. O que se pode entender por Gaia?

An Artist Considers Levels in Matter — Art by Myrrh Fig. 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. I laughed. Just as one might think about the expanding universe backward to arrive at the Big Bang, so I ran my strange loop structure in reverse with respect to this observation to see what would result. The structure that I devised (Fig. 6) is similar to Fig. 5, but it illustrates a paradox I had noticed; consequently, the categories are a little different. YELLOW SPECTRAL WARRIOR - Kin 76 - on the 13-Moon Natural Time Dreamspell Calendar - Destiny Pattern Wavespell Famous People Births Deaths and Events YellowSpectral 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 is a culture of acceptance around mental health issues in academia It is all too common to see PhD students work themselves to the point of physical and mental illness in order to complete their studies. It is less common to see PhD students who feel that they are under such pressure that the only option is suicide. But it does happen. There is a culture of acceptance around mental health issues in academia – and this needs to change. Following the completion of my PhD and a short stint as a postdoc, I have recently taken up a new job as a researcher development officer at a research-intensive university.

Fred Alan Wolf Fred Alan Wolf (born December 3, 1934) is an American theoretical physicist specializing in quantum physics and the relationship between physics and consciousness. He is a former physics professor at San Diego State University, and has helped to popularize science on the Discovery Channel. He is the author of a number of books about physics, including Taking the Quantum Leap (1981), The Dreaming Universe (1994), Mind into Matter (2000), and Time Loops and Space Twists (2011).[1] Wolf was a member in the 1970s, with Jack Sarfatti and others, of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's Fundamental Fysiks Group founded in May 1975 by Elizabeth Rauscher and George Weissmann.[2] His theories about the interrelation of consciousness and quantum physics were described by Newsweek in 2007 as "on the fringes of mainstream science

The Chopra Foundation Claude Swanson For the last twenty years, interspersed with his conventional professional career in applied physics, Dr. Swanson has pursued investigations into “unconventional physics.” His principal interest has been unified field theory, the so-called “Theory of Everything” which could explain the universe at the deepest possible level. Global Development Professionals Network Colonialism is one of those things you’re not supposed to discuss in polite company – at least not north of the Mediterranean. Most people feel uncomfortable about it, and would rather pretend it didn’t happen. In fact, that appears to be the official position. In the mainstream narrative of international development peddled by institutions from the World Bank to the UK’s Department of International Development, the history of colonialism is routinely erased. According to the official story, developing countries are poor because of their own internal problems, while western countries are rich because they worked hard, and upheld the right values and policies.

Why science needs to break the spell of reductive materialism Constrained. Photo by Chip Griffin/Flickr We all sense something deeply deficient in our modern civilisation. Is it an absence of spirituality? Partly. A greedy materialism beyond what we really need? Scientific method: Defend the integrity of physics Illustration by Vasava This year, debates in physics circles took a worrying turn. Faced with difficulties in applying fundamental theories to the observed Universe, some researchers called for a change in how theoretical physics is done. Physicists and Philosophers Debate the Boundaries of Science Physicists typically think they “need philosophers and historians of science like birds need ornithologists,” the Nobel laureate David Gross told a roomful of philosophers, historians and physicists last week in Munich, Germany, paraphrasing Richard Feynman. But desperate times call for desperate measures. Fundamental physics faces a problem, Gross explained — one dire enough to call for outsiders’ perspectives. “I’m not sure that we don’t need each other at this point in time,” he said.

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