on 31 January 2009
This is a further 'revised edition' of Sheldrake's earlier 1980's version of similar title.
There is no empirical proof of his various theories and certainly no peer-reviewed scientific evidence. He reminds me of Conan Doyle and another anomaly-researchers; he just loves to dabble in telepathy, "morphic" resonance and alternative notions.
Conversely, proponents of Fourier-type hologram/holonomic hypotheses about brain functions and "holographic universe" theories (viz K Pribram, M Talbot, Denis Gabor et al) might have been excited to see the recent article by Marcus Chown in the Jan 15 2009 edition of New Scientist. Suffice to say, this latter might be evidence for such hypotheses.
But we are an extremely long way from morphic resonance. One suspects such feats of conversion are only viable in portions of the visual cortex of the human brain---Nowhere else. The interaction between intuition, instinct, memory & IQ in the human brain can produce interesting freak events...but Sheldrake's musings currently do not withstand scientific scrutiny.