A New Science of Life: The Hypothesis of Morphic Resonance
Title: A New Science of Life: The Hypothesis of Morphic Resonance
Author: Rupert Sheldrake
Publisher: Park Street Press
Publication Year: 1995
Why do many phenonmena defy the explanations of conventional biology and physics? For instance, when laboratory rats in one place have learned how to navigate a new maze, why do rats elsewhere seem to learn it more easily? Rupert Sheldrake describes this process as morphic resonance: the past forms and behaviors of organisms, he argues, influence organisms in the present through direct connections across time and space. Calling into question many of our fundamental concepts about life and consciousness, Sheldrake reinterprets the regularities of nature as being more like habits than immutable laws.
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