Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Morphic Resonance, Collective Memory and the Habits of Nature

Rupert Sheldrake at APRU, Goldsmiths tonight (Tuesday)
According to the hypothesis of formative causation, all self-organizing systems, including crystals, plants and animals contain an inherent memory, given by a process called morphic resonance from previous similar systems. All human beings draw upon a collective human memory, and in turn contribute to it. Even individual memory depends on morphic resonance rather than on physical memory traces stored within the brain. This hypothesis is testable experimentally and implies that the so-called laws of nature are more like habits.


Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D., is a biologist and author of more than 80 scientific papers and several books, including The Presence of the Past. His web site is www.sheldrake.org
Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 6.10 pm in Room 256, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW.

When: 20/1/09

Speaker: Dr Rupert Sheldrake


Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit
Invited Speaker Series 2008-09

Department of Psychology
Goldsmiths, University of London

All talks are open to staff, students and members of the public. Attendance is free and there is no need to book in advance

Future Talks in this Series

3 Feb Nick Pope
Writer, lecturer and broadcaster
The Real X Files
24 Feb Dr Simon Singh
Writer, lecturer and broadcaster
Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine (and the Media) on Trial
3 Mar Dr Julian Baggini
Writer, broadcaster and founder of The Philosopher’s Magazine
Do Psychology and Philosophy Need Each Other?
17 Mar Professor Bernard Carr
Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy, Queen Mary, University of London
Can Science Accommodate Psychic Experience?