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» Science - Rupert Sheldrake - 'A New Science of Life' - Interview by Iain McNay
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 and then studied philosophy at Harvard University, where he took a Ph.D. in biochemistry. From 1968 to 1969, based in the Botany Department of the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, he studied rain forest plants. From 1974 to 1985 he worked at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Hyderabad, India, where he was Principal Plant Physiologist. While in India, he also lived for a year and a half at the ashram of Fr Bede Griffiths in Tamil Nadu, where he wrote his first book, "A New Science of Life". This book has recently been republished and it is around this that the interview is based. Rupert is also the author of: "The Presence of the Past: Morphic Resonance and the Habits of Nature" (1988); "The Rebirth of Nature: The Greening of Science and God" (1992); "Seven Experiments that Could Change the World: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Revolutionary Science" (1994 and (Winner of the Book of the Year Award from the British Institute for Social Inventions); "Dogs that Know When Their Owners are Coming Home, and Other Unexplained Powers of Animals" (1999 and Winner of the Book of the Year Award from the British Scientific and Medical Network); "The Sense of Being Stared At, And Other Aspects of the Extended Mind".
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