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TEDx Science Delusion - Rupert Sheldrake at TEDx Whitechapel
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    They dared question the Scientistic Orthodoxy, and for that they have been publicly castigated and defamed. BIORupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. (born 28 June 1942) is a biologist and author of more than 80 scientific papers and...
    They dared question the Scientistic Orthodoxy, and for that they
    have been publicly castigated and defamed.

    BIORupert Sheldrake,
    Ph.D. (born 28 June 1942) 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.While at Cambridge, together with Philip Rubery, he
    discovered the mechanism of polar auxin transport, the process by
    which the plant hormone auxin is carried from the shoots towards the
    roots.From 1968 to 1969, based in the Botany Department of the
    University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, he studied rain forest plants.
    From 1974 to 1985 he was Principal Plant Physiologist and Consultant
    Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the
    Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Hyderabad, India, where he helped
    develop new cropping systems now widely used by farmers. While in
    India, he also lived for a year and a half at the ashram of Fr Bede
    Griffiths in Tamil Nadu, where he wrote his first book, A New
    Science of Life.From 2005-2010 he was the Director of the
    Perrott-Warrick Project funded from Trinity College,Cambridge. He is
    a Fellow of Schumacher College , in Dartington, Devon, a Fellow of
    the Institute of Noetic Sciences near San Francisco, and a Visiting
    Professor at the Graduate Institute in Connecticut.He lives in
    London with his wife Jill Purce and two sons.He has appeared in many
    TV programs in Britain and overseas, and was one of the participants
    (along with Stephen Jay Gould, Daniel Dennett, Oliver Sacks, Freeman
    Dyson and Stephen Toulmin) in a TV series called A Glorious
    Accident, shown on PBS channels throughout the US. He has often
    taken part in BBC and other radio programmes. He has written for
    newspapers such as the Guardian, where he had a regular monthly
    column, The Times, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail,
    Sunday Times, Times Educational Supplement, Times Higher Education
    Supplement and Times Literary Supplement, and has contributed to a
    variety of magazines, including New Scientist, Resurgence, the
    Ecologist and the Spectator.Books by Rupert SheldrakeA New Science
    of Life The Hypothesis of Formative Causation (1981). New edition
    2009 (in the US published as Morphic Resonance)The Presence of the
    Past Morphic Resonance and the Habits of Nature (1988)The Rebirth
    of Nature The Greening of Science and God (1992)Seven Experiments
    that Could Change the World A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Revolutionary
    Science (1994) (Winner of the Book of the Year Award from the
    British Institute for Social Inventions)Dogs that Know When Their
    Owners are Coming Home, and Other Unexplained Powers of Animals
    (1999) (Winner of the Book of the Year Award from the British
    Scientific and Medical Network)The Sense of Being Stared At, And
    Other Aspects of the Extended Mind (2003)The Science Delusion (2012,
    published in the US as Science Set Free)
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