New Science of Life Paperback – 5 Feb 2009
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As a medic and PhD engineer, I am sure that future generations will look back at our present mechanical model of life and say "How on earth did they think this would explain the observed facts?" This is your chance to be in at the beginning of phase 3 in the understanding of biology (phase 1: it's all a mystery; phase 2: it's just chemistry...).
The most mind-expanding book I've read in the last year.
The book should be read at least twice with an open mind and should be on the shelves of everyone enquiring into the nature of physical reality (this applies as much to those with an interest in matters of the spirit)
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Dr. Rupert Sheldrake has demonstrated such Moral Courage for decades, himself - standing up under the poorly substantiated ridicule of the scientific community for his daring theories of Formative Causation, Morphogenetic Fields, and Morphic Resonance, which contradict the unproven (but generally accepted in mainstream scientific circles) material reductionist theories of a random, chaotic and mindless universe giving birth to an equally random and mindless process of abiogenesis and evolution.
This book is the up-to-date compilation of his more than 30 years of research and experimentation. It will surprise, challenge and enlighten you.
The book is well structured. In 220 pages of thesis he describes several poorly-resolved questions in biology and presents his theory of morphogenetic fields. He applies it convincingly to biological problems (why things grow into a certain form, inheritance of form and behaviour, instinct and learning) with a sprinkling of chemistry (crystal growth and form) and physics (upward drift of melting points). There follows an appendix suggesting ten experiments which could prove the existence of morphic fields and 53 pages of notes references and indexes.
Despite his very well thought out theory and the interesting subject matter, the style, language and terminology that Sheldrake uses (perhaps through necessity) in this book are unlikely to appeal to an "average person". I much preferred and enjoyed his "Seven Experiments that could Change the World" which is a much lighter and more accessible read, yet simply describes his "morphic field" in a far more interesting way.
After reading an interview with Rupert Sheldrake in Fortean times , I just had to begin reading his books.
The work is well written and builds an understanding of the various views on the nature of life processes within the universe.
The work may upset some deeply entrenched scientists because of the ideas presented.
What's more troubling is that because of this some people will never read his work but will vigorously deny any reality of the principals presented.
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Its good stuff. A great idea and he argues some valid points regarding the dogmatic stance of science nowadays.Published 6 months ago by Andrew
Sheldrake has always proved thought provoking and open minded but it is inevitable that individuals, open to the possibility that the current paradigm is inaccurate, are attacked... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Robert Gilmore
Conflicted by this: the theory seems correct. However id urge cation. Much more research is required.Published 19 months ago by krustyegg
I'm very happy with the speed I've received it and the state the book is in.Published 20 months ago by diana dika
If you thik that Darwin has fixed the history of Nature and human being, read this book and discover a total new point of view. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Laura Donisetti
In this book Sheldrake puts out the possibility that events, especially biological, cluster together when related by meaning but are not physically causally linked. Read morePublished on 23 July 2013 by Amazon Customer
A New Science of Life by Rupert Sheldrake, Blond & Briggs, 1981; Paladin, 1983; 238 ff
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