Rupert Sheldrake:


The Presence of the Past - Morphic Resonance & The Habits of



(- 1988.)



Sheldraken teoria ja käsite "morfinen resonanssi" ovat varsin mielenkiintoisia. Kirja on hyvä uutinen niille, jotka ovat turhautuneita omien vaikutusmahdollisuuksiensa rajoittuneisuuteen: pienetkin teot vaikuttavat, vaikka kukaan ei koskaan saisi niistä tietää. Luonnolla on kollektiivinen muisti, jonka vaikutuksen voimakkuus perustuu toistoon. Mitä useammin vaikkapa lajittelet jätteet sitä suurempi todennäköisyys on tavan leviämisellä kaikkien ihmisten keskuudessa ympäri maailman - ilman saarnaamisen ja oppimisen tarvetta.


Takakannen teksti: ""So compelling that it sets the reader to underlining words and scribbling notes in the margin."  - Washington Post


"Few of us recognize revolutions in the making. Anyone who wants to be able to say in the future, 'I was there,' had better read Presence of the Past."  - Nicolas Humphrey, author of The Inner Eye


"Bold, clear, and incisive, Sheldrake's thesis constitutes a sweeping challenge to the very fundamentals of established science. It may outrage or delight, but it will never fail to stimulate. Sheldrake has a remarkable ability to indentify the weak spots of scientific orthodoxy."  - Paul Davies, author of The Edge of Infinity


"Rupert Sheldrake is the most controversial scientist on Earth."  - Robert Anton Wilson, author of Prometheus Rising and The Illuminati Papers


Rupert Sheldrake's theory of morphic resonance challenges the fundamental assumptions of modern science. An accomplished biologist, Sheldrake proposes that all natural systems, from crystals to human society, inherit a collective memory that influences their form and behavior. Rather than being ruled by fixed laws, nature is essentially habitual.

     The Presence of the Past lays out the evidence for Sheldrake's controversial theory, exploring its implications in the fields of biology, physics, psychology, and sociology. At the same time, Sheldrake delivers a stinging critique of conventional scientific thinking, which sees nature as a machine that, although constant and governed by eternal laws, is nonetheless somehow evolutionary. In place of the mechanistic, neo-Darwinian worldview he offers a new understanding of life, matter, and mind.


Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D., is a former Research Fellow of the Royal Society and was a scholar of Clare College, Cambridge, and a Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard University. His other books include A New Science of Life, The Rebirth of Nature, and Seven Experiments That Could Change the World. He lives in London with his wife and two sons."


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