Notis 55, 06-02-2009, Nyhetsbrev från Rupert Sheldrake/GB
News Release from Rupert Sheldrake Online
From Rupert Sheldrake
This week the new edition of A NEW SCIENCE OF LIFE is published in the UK, and is available on Amazon.co.uk My British publishers, Icon Books, have done a great job. The US edition will appear in the autumn. This new edition has been completely revised and updated, and begins with a new 23-page Preface that summarizes developments in biology since the first edition was published in 1981. I think that the idea of morphic resonance is more relevant and plausible than ever. There is also an extensive Appendix summarizing research on morphic resonance and discussing 10 new tests of the hypothesis.
On January 20 I gave a seminar at Goldsmiths College, University of London, on ”Morphic Resonance, Collective Memory and Habits of Nature” which is now online in streaming audio here http://www.sheldrake.org/B&R/audiostream/index.html
And on January 29 I was on BBC Radio 4’s weekly science programme ”The Material World” talking about morphic resonance with Quentin Cooper and Prof Bernard Carr. The programme can be downloaded here http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/material/material_20090129-1800a.mp3
The first half of the programme is about evolutionary psychology. The section on morphic resonance begins half way through. There is now an edited version on the website which includes only the part of the discussion dealing with Morphic Resonance at http://www.sheldrake.org/B&R/audiostream/materialworld_090129.mp3
The automated mobile telephone telepathy test is working well. So far there have been over 450 trials and the average score is 43%, as opposed to 33% by chance. ( The statistical significance is p = 0.000002, or odds against chance of 500,000 to 1). I am still recruiting Research Helpers in the UK to help organize further tests; details are on my web site – the link is from the Stop Press column. This test works only in the UK at present.