Jun 18, 2014

Chopra and Sheldrake

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.

Try saying that three times fast.

This is a really compelling discussion, the kind you'll want to listen to more than once just to catch all the nuances. The first focuses primarily on Sheldrake's explanation of morphic fields. The second gets more into the unproven assumptions of scientific materialism as set forth in his book Science Set Free, aka. The Science Delusion.

Deepak Chopra and Rupert Sheldrake have both been major targets of the New Atheist protectors of all things scientistic. The details of their disenfranchisement by TED and its super secret science board can be found here. So of course I find particularly delightful Chopra's recounting of a debate with Richard Dawkins at about minute 9:00 in the second video. Add that to the growing list of Dawkins's strident assertions that fall well short of the mark.

Also in the player is an interview with Sheldrake's wife Jill Purce on the power of chanting. Enchanting! More information can be found here.


  1. I actually tried, lol (repeating a few times fast)

    Definitely will need to listen more than once too, great discussions, thanx.

  2. Hahahaha....Sheldrake looks pretty windblown, like he just came in from the windswept moors! What a fascinating person he is, and his wife too. And what a fascinating couple of interviews! I sure would like to spend a few days in his library!

    Boy do you post some interesting links!!

  3. He does look windblown doesn't he? And just a little rumpled -- so professorial. I find him fascinating and I only became of his work when Graham Hancock tipped me off on Facebook... and then TED censored them both. So that was interesting.

  4. Great dialogue between two intelligent beings. Wish I had more of these. ;-)


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