Dr Rupert Sheldrake
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Dr Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of more than 80 technical papers and 10 books, including The Science Delusion, which is called Science Set Free in the US. He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University, where he was Director of Studies in cell biology. He was also a Research Fellow of the Royal Society. From 2005-2010 he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project, funded from Trinity College, Cambridge. His web site is www.sheldrake.org

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Epigenetics and Soviet Biology

(0) Comments | Posted 29 May 2014 | (10:39)

One of the biggest controversies in twentieth-century biology was about the inheritance of acquired characteristics, the ability of animals and plants to inherit adaptations acquired by their ancestors. For example, if a dog was terrified of butchers because he had been mistreated by one, his offspring would tend to inherit...

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The Active Voice in Science

(1) Comments | Posted 8 April 2013 | (13:39)

The simplest and cheapest of all reforms within institutional science is to switch from the passive to the active voice in writing about science. Many people have already made this change, but some teachers in schools and universities do not realise that they and their students are free to write...

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How the Gravitational Constant Varies

(0) Comments | Posted 15 January 2013 | (14:36)

Physics is based on the assumption that certain fundamental features of nature are constant. Some constants are considered to be more fundamental than others, including the velocity of light c and the Universal Gravitational Constant, known to physicists as Big G. Unlike the constants of mathematics, such as π, the...

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The New Scientific Revolution

(1) Comments | Posted 18 December 2012 | (17:36)

Before 2012 slips away it's worth remembering that this is the 50th anniversary of the publication of Thomas Kuhn's hugely influential book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, which was itself revolutionary and has sold more than a million copies worldwide. Almost every time you hear the word "paradigm," Kuhn's book...

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The Science Delusion

(82) Comments | Posted 11 January 2012 | (11:54)

The "scientific worldview" is immensely influential because the sciences have been so successful. Their achievements touch all our lives through technologies and through modern medicine. Our intellectual world has been transformed through an immense expansion of our knowledge, down into the most microscopic particles of matter and out into the...

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