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Rupert Sheldrake Quotes

So theres a kind of resurgence of the sense of freedom and spontaneity in nature. From nature being bound into a rigid, deterministic model, freedom, spontaneity and openness are emerging once again. Its now recognized the future is open, not determined by the past. And this is true in many realms, the astronomical realm, the human realm, the meteorological realm in many ways.
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Science at its best is an open-minded method of inquiry, not a belief system.

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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.

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There's a certain kind of scepticism that can't bear uncertainty.

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I have been a scientist for more than 40 years, having studied at Cambridge and Harvard. I researched and taught at Cambridge University, was a research fellow of the Royal Society, and have more than 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals. I am strongly pro-science.

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I learnt about plants from my father, who was a herbalist and an amateur microscopist.

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Contemporary science is based on the philosophy of materialism, which claims that all reality is material or physical.

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I think hard work is what gets most people to the top.

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Most of nature is inherently chaotic. It's not rigidly determined in the old sense. It's not rigidly predictable.

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All research scientists know that writing in the passive voice is artificial; they are not disembodied observers, but people doing research.

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I do vote but I don't think that any political party represents my point of view.

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Because a truly skeptical position would be a very uncertain one.

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The morphic fields include all kinds of organizing fields ... : The organizing fields of animal and human behaviour, of social and cultural systems, and of mental activity can all be regarded as morphic fields which contain an inherent memory.

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When people see one of these new forms of art for the first time, often they can't make sense of it. Then, if it's around long enough, a lot of people get used to it and it becomes assimilated into culture. So there's a morphic field both for the kind of art and for the appreciation of it.

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A lot of us have all sorts of ideas, and we select some rather than others and give expression to those ... and some works of art are more successful than others. Some languish in obscurity and are never heard of again, while others form the foundation of a whole school of art.

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The cumulative nature of the evolutionary process, the fact that memory is preserved, means that life grows not just through a random proliferation of new forms, but there's a kind of cumulative quality ...

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The assumption that the laws of nature are eternal is a vestige of the Christian belief system that informed the early postulates of modern science in the seventeenth century. Perhaps the laws of nature have actually evolved along with nature itself, and perhaps they are still evolving. Or perhaps they are not laws at all, but more like habits.

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