Rupert Sheldrake Quotes


12 Rupert Sheldrake quotes:



"Because a truly skeptical position would be a very uncertain one."
"I'm talking about science on the leading edge, where it's not clear which way things are going be cause we don't know, and I'm dealing with areas which we don't know about."
"Most of nature is inherently chaotic. It's not rigidly determined in the old sense. It's not rigidly predictable."
"Now the whole point about machines is they are designed not to be random. When you call up a word processing program on your computer, you don't want it to be different every time you call it up. You want it to stay the same."
"Of the seven experiments, the ones that have been most investigated so far have been the pets. The dogs who know when their masters for coming home, and the sense of being stared at."
"Right now, any opinion anyone has about whether dogs can or cannot really tell when their owner is coming home by some unknown means... nobody knows. The weight of evi dence suggests they can."
"The idea is that there is a kind of memory in nature. Each kind of thing has a collective memory. So, take a squirrel living in New York now. That squirrel is being influenced by all past squirrels."
"The mechanistic theory of nature is a theory of nature, and one that I think is wrong, or at least too limited. It's not an eternal truth."
"The point of what I'm doing is to talk not about science backed up by hundreds of committees, thousands of professors, and many tons of textbooks."
"There's a certain kind of scepticism that can't bear uncertainty."
"Well, I'm always hoping to hear from interested chemists and protein chemists, because I'd love for these experiments to be done properly."
"Well, natural selection was an idea that Darwin developed by analogy with conscious human selection. That's where he got the idea from."



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