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Rupert Sheldrake - The Science Delusion

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Biologist & Writer Dr. Rupert Sheldrake explains how each species of animal has a collective memory, his definition of the Science Delusion, how living in India helped develop his theories, why he particularly enjoys 3-way conversations, and how he’s never met anyone as lively and fun to be with as Terence McKenna.


“Each species has a kind of collective memory, a bit like what Jung called the collective unconscious.” – Dr. Rupert Sheldrake (02:09)

“If you trains rats to learn a new trick in London then rats around the world will learn it quicker thereafter.” – Dr. Rupert Sheldrake (02:52)

“The conventional view is that memories are stored materially.” – Dr. Rupert Sheldrake (03:37)

“It wasn’t going through the genes, something much more mysterious was happening.” “I’m still a skeptic.” – Dr. Rupert Sheldrake & Brian (09:16)

“‘We’ve already figured out the way the world is’, that’s the science delusion.” – Dr. Rupert Sheldrake (12:43)

“What Terence McKenna was saying is that modern science is based on the principal of ‘Give us one free miracle and we’ll explain the rest.'” – Dr. Rupert Sheldrake (18:14 )

“Did you drink Ayahuasca with Terence McKenna?” – Brian (31:28)

“I first met Terence McKenna in 1982.” – Dr. Rupert Sheldrake (32:23)

“A battered golden Cadillac pulled up and Terence McKenna said, “Dr. Sheldrake I presume?'” – Dr. Rupert Sheldrake (33:45)

“We thought 3-way conversations are much better, that’s what I like about is its trialogue format.” – Dr. Rupert Sheldrake (36:55)

“Mr. Richard Dawkins we should have you on London Real to have a debate with Dr. Rupert Sheldrake.” – Brian (47:10)

“You have such a different view of things in India, there’s hardly any materialist, atheist types.” – Dr. Rupert Sheldrake (48:42)
“There’s nobody who comes close to being as lively and as much fun as Terence McKenna.” – Dr. Rupert Sheldrake (52:43


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