10 books, including Science Set Free, called The Science Delusion in the UK. posted blog called “The Wikipedia battle for Rupert Sheldrake’s biography”. 31 Jan SCIENCE SET FREE: 10 PATHS TO NEW DISCOVERY By Rupert Sheldrake Deepak Chopra, $26, pages. “Should science be a. Rupert Sheldrake: Science Set Free. Thoughts on science from Rupert Sheldrake , biologist and author of Science Set Free. RSS Feed.

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A large-scale replication study by psychologists published last year sent further shock waves through the scientific world when it turned out that around two-thirds of the published studies in top psychology journal were not reproducible.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Science Set Free’

Sheldrake proposes some form of vitalism or morphic resonance as the solution to the difficulty faced by whatever question he’s raising. George Millo rated it liked it Jul 16, One way would be for experimenters at the second location to test the rate of learning of rats in several different tasks, at regular intervals, say monthly.

I’ll give it three stars because it’s not a bad book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For a long time the animal would show clear evidence of aversion for the bright gangway, frequently hesitating before it, turning back from it, or taking it with a desperate rush; but, not having grasped the simple relation of constant correlation between bright light and shock, he would continue to take the bright route as often or nearly as often as the other.

Whether there will be serious changes, or simply a reversion to business-as-usual, remains to be seen. According to these principles, all of reality is material or physical; the world is a machine, made up of inanimate matter; nature is purposeless; consciousness is nothing but the physical activity of the brain; free will is an illusion; God exists only as an idea in human minds, imprisoned within our skulls.

Warum der Materialismus ausgedient hatO. This could be an exemplary exercise in open, participatory science. Sep 04, Minutes Buy. He has researched and written on topics such as animal and plant development and behaviour, telepathy, perception and metaphysics.

I’m glad I sort-of read this. Therefore in an experiment of this type it should be possible to observe a progressive increase in the rate of learning not only in animals descended from trained ancestors, but also in genetically similar animals descended from untrained ancestors.


In the skeptical spirit of true science, Sheldrake turns the ten fundamental dogmas of materialism into exciting questions, and shows how all of them open up startling new possibilities for discovery. Many scientists abandoned this convention in the s and s. Heredity was genetic, not Lamarckian or Darwinian. For example, it’s clear that physical “constants” actually fluctuate quite significantly.

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I prefer to learn about positive aspects scientific development knowing full well it’s weaknesses. I will recommend Science Set Free to my colleagues, students, patients, and friends. The only difference was the experimenters’ expectations. May 18, Thor rated it liked it.

They are regularly adjusted by international committees of experts know as metrologists. It is perfectly possible that there are phenomena like telepathy that exist at least in perception but aren’t well explained by current scientific theories.

In one series, only quick learners were bred from in each generation, and in the other series only slow shdldrake.

And the fundamental law that the total amount of matter and energy in the universe is constant seems questionable when we consider the big bang, the expansion of the universe, and “dark matter. By the way, since thought travels faster than the speed of light — you can theoretically get to Mars in For example, Andreas Thomopoulos, a film director scince Athens, was visiting Paris with his wife.

First off there were some brilliant points in here about the way science works. Dec 12, Deb rated it liked it Shelves: I’m an ardent skeptic, and rupery anecdotal descriptions of psychic phenomena are unconvincing, but the rigorous experiments he describes regarding psychic phenomena are fascinating.

Nevertheless, old habits die hard, and science teachers in many schools still insist that their pupils write in the passive voice. Stay in Touch Sign up.

If nothing is done, Wikipedia will lose its credibility, and its financial backers will withdraw their support.

Most sxience believe that the mind is nothing more than the physical activity of the brain, psychic phenomena are illusory, and complementary and alternative medical systems are fraudulent, or at best produce placebo effects. In the mid-twentieth century, Lysenko and other Soviet biologists were demonized in the West for affirming an inheritance of acquired characteristics in animals and plants. At the same time, the huge financial incentives that underlie the multi-billion dollar drug industry encourage the suppression of negative results.


But in the realm of science, things are different. But they did draw attention to a weakness in the experimental design: The “laws” of science should be taken with a grain of salt, not held as modern-day religious tablets. But when they looked more closely, they found that most of these papers, even those in top-tier academic journals, were not reproducible.

I was just reading about the Tantric conception of time a couple weeks ago Monst Pssst–I didn’t finish this book. Jun 18, Daniel Elder rated it liked it. But exactly the same tendency was also found in the untrained line.

The book is tremendously helpful in identifying some of those orthodoxies and the underlying assumptions shelrrake the scientific conception of reality. 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 Rupegt.

The style is hard to follow but if you can wade through it then it’s probably quite interesting: But, as McDougall pointed out, since the purpose of the investigation was to bring to light any effect of training on subsequent generations, an experiment in which some rats received no training at all and many others received very little would not be qualified to demonstrate this effect.

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Sep 04, Pages Buy. In agreement with McDougall, they found that there was sciehce marked tendency for rats of the trained line to learn more quickly in subsequent generations. The simplest and cheapest of all reforms within institutional science is to switch from the passive to the active voice in writing about science.

The reproductive rate falls and line after line becomes extinct.

Sep 04, Minutes. Are the variations in different laboratories correlated, rather than being random errors? Abraham Rempel rated it liked it May 29,