We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Rupert Sheldrake Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
In both religion and science, some people are dishonest, exploitative, incompetent and exhibit other human failings.
I do vote but I don’t think that any political party represents my point of view.
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.
I went through the standard scientific atheist phase when I was about 14. I bought into that package deal of science equals atheism.
The simplest and cheapest of all reforms within institutional science is to switch from the passive to the active voice in writing about science.
I still say the ‘Lord’s Prayer’ every day. It covers a lot of ground in our relation to the world.
To describe the overwhelming life of a tropical forest just in terms of inert biochemistry and DNA didn’t seem to give a very full picture of the world.
Science at its best is an open-minded method of inquiry, not a belief system.
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.
There’s a certain kind of scepticism that can’t bear uncertainty.
The sciences are being held back by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas, maintained by powerful taboos. I believe that the sciences will be regenerated when they are set free.
The facts of science are real enough, and so are the techniques that scientists use, and so are the technologies based on them. But the belief system that governs conventional scientific thinking is an act of faith.
I learnt about plants from my father, who was a herbalist and an amateur microscopist.
All research scientists know that writing in the passive voice is artificial; they are not disembodied observers, but people doing research.
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.
Contemporary science is based on the philosophy of materialism, which claims that all reality is material or physical.
I think that the ‘laws of nature’ are also prone to evolve; I think they are more like habits than laws.
I think hard work is what gets most people to the top.
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.