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NEW SCIENCE / BIOLOGY ""Books of this importance and elegance come along rarely. Those who read this new edition of A New Science of Life may do so with the satisfaction of seeing science history in the making."" --Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Recovering the Soul and Reinventing Medicine ""For decades, Rupert Sheldrake has been at the leading edge of highly innovative and ...more
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Published August 12th 2010 by Bear & Company (first published 2009)
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Natylie Baldwin
Three and a half stars.

Sheldrake's ideas are brilliant and fascinating but I would recommend watching his presentations and interviews (available on YouTube), which are more accessible than this book.
Excellent reading, and worth reading again.
Provides many mind expanding branches.
Rupetr Sheldrake has brought focus on the concept of collective memory. His theory of morphic resonance, and cover topics such as animal and plant development and behaviour, memory, telepathy, perception and cognition in general. According to this concept, the morphic field underlies the formation and behavior of holons and morphic units, and can be set up by the repetition of similar acts or thoughts. The hypothesis is that a particular form belonging to a certain group which has already establ ...more
James R. C.  Baker
Morphosis: out of potential through formative cause is Form coming into being. This process can be aggregative as well as epigenetic. I especially appreciate conversation of the place of implicate order (David Bohm) in these dynamics.
The book is great, it informs about issues on metaphysics and the nature of fields of energy that are around us.
Fascinating concept, but a bit of a dry read. However, presenting the ideas in the form of a traditional essay, complete with detached, impersonal tone allows one to focus on the content rather than the writer.
Has no real evidence an utter infuriating read with no proposal to a formation or cause of such an imaginary concept
Interesting, but I found it lacked in scientific foundation. Some interesting hypotheses all the same.
Fascinating ideas but a bit lacking in presentation.
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Rupert Sheldrake 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 ...more
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