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Morphic Resonance: The Nature of Formative Causation
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
ebook, 352 pages
Published August 12th 2010 by Bear & Company
(first published 2009)
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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
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.
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 ...moreMore about Rupert Sheldrake...