Um dos maiores filósofos e pensadores da condição humana e do Universo. Traduzido pela primeira vez em língua portuguesa.
A exploração da Ciência e da sua História, sem dogmas ou tabus, por um dos grandes nomes da Biologia. Chegou uma nova era científica.
O maior mistério do nosso tempo, a consciência, é analisado por uma das mais criativas investigadoras da atualidade.
Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of more than 90 scientific articles, 9 books and co-author of 6 others. His books have been published in 28 languages. He was among the 100 Global Thought Leaders 2013, launched by the Duttweiler Institute in Zurich, Switzerland’s leading think tank. At ResearchGate, the largest online scientific and academic network, its assessment of 34.4% of its researchers was made with 34.4% of first researchers based on citations from peer publications. On Google Scholar, like many citations of his work, there is a high rating of 40 and a rating of 10 out of 120. For ten years running, he has been recognized as one of the “most influential people alive” by Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine.
Recognized by the morphic theory, first presented in 1981, m that as laws of nature, rather than their conception, are more rigid and unalterable, they behave and combine with habits, variables and shaped in time. In his theory, through the morphics, he suggests an explanation for one of the most important problems in Science, memory. How it is generated, stored and inherited between generations.
Natural Sciences The University of Cambridge, where he was a fellow of Clare College, completed two determinations with elaboration and received the University’s Botany Study Award (1962). He studied philosophy and history of science at Harvard University, where he was a Frank Kno Fellow (1963-64), before returning to Cambridge, where he obtained a doctorate in biochemistry (1967). He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge (1967-73), where he was Director of Studies in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. As a Research Fellow of the Royal Society (1970-73), he experimented with plant development and cell aging in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. While at Cambridge for Roots, with Philip Rubery, he discovered the polar auxin transport mechanism, by which a plant hormone auxin is transported from the shoots.
From 1968 to 1969, as a Royal Society Leverhulme Scholar based at the Botany Department at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, he studied rainforest plants. Chief Plant Physiologist85 he was the Chief Consultant Plant Physiologist at the International Institute of Crops for the Tropics (ICRISAT) in Hyderabad, where new cropping systems were developed today largely by the. While in India, he also lived for a year and a half at Father Bede Griffiths’ ashram in Tamil Nadu, where he wrote his first book, A New Science of Life, published in 1981 (new edition 2009).
Since 1981, he has continued research in developmental biology and cell biology. He has also investigated inexplicable aspects of animal behavior, including how pigeons find their way home, how telepathic resources of dogs, cats and other animals, and how animals’ apparent resources to anticipate earthquakes and tsunamis. He later studied similar phenomena in people, including the sensation of being watched, telepathy between mothers and babies, telepathy with telephone calls, and premonitions. their investigation in natural history and presented in natural as opposed to laboratory conditions.
In “The Illusion of Science – The 10 Dogmas of Modern Science”; Sheldrake reveals his famous Morphic Resonance Theory of the entire evolution of the Universe, consciousness and its biology. Simultaneously, we examine the ten tenets of modern science and show how they can be turned into questions that can bring new scientific perspectives. This book received the Book of the Year Award, given by the British Scientific Medical and Scientific Network.
Since 1985, he has taught courses every year at Schumacher College, Devon, England, and has been on the faculty of the Master of Holistic Sciences program since its inception in 1998. In 2000, he was a Steinbach Fellow in Residency at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. From 2003 to 2011, Visiting Professor and Academic Director of the Holistic Thinking Program at the Graduate Institute, Connecticut, USA. In 2005, Visiting Professor of Evolutionary Science at Wisdom University, Oakland, California. From 2005-2010 he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project, funded by Trinity College, University of Cambridge. He is currently an academic member of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in California, Schumacher College in Devon, England, and the Temenos Academy, London.
1960, was awarded the Great Open Scholarship in Natural Sciences at Clare College. 1962, received the University of Cambridge Frank Smart Prize for Botany. 1963, won the Clare College Greene Cup for General Learning. In 1994, he won the Book of the Year Award for Seven Experiments That Could Change the World, given by the Institute for Social Inventions. In 1999, he also won the Book of the Year Award for Dogs That Know When their Owners Are Coming Home via the Scientific and Medical Network. 2012, he won the same award again with the book The Science Delusion, revised in 2021 and published by our publisher in 2022.
It was among the 100 Global Thought Leaders for 2013, ranked by the Duttweiler Institute, Zurich, Switzerland’s leading think tank.
He received the 2014 Bridgebuilder Award at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, an award established by the Doshi family “to honor an individual or organization dedicated to fostering understanding across cultures, peoples and disciplines”. In 2015, in Venice, Italy, he received the first Lucia Torri Cianci award for innovative thinking.
In 2022, for the tenth year in a row, he was recognized as one of the “Most Influential Spiritually Living People” in the world by Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit magazine.
He lives in London with his wife Jill Purce. They have two children, Merlin, who received his degree from the University of Cambridge in 2016 for his work in tropical ecology at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, and Cosmo, a musician.