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Rupert Sheldrake

Articles by british scientist and author Rupert Sheldrake
on dogmatic skepticism.

Ofcom Finds Against National Geographic TV

Complaint by Scientist Dr. Rupert Sheldrake Upheld by Official Adjudication In August 2005, with many subsequent repeats, National Geographic TV Channel broadcast a programme called "Is It Real? Psychic Animals" (also called "Is It Real? Animal Oracles") in which a professional media skeptic tried to debunk Dr. Rupert Sheldrake and Aimee Morgana's research on the...

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The Skepticism of Believers

What I Have Changed My Mind Aboutby Rupert Sheldrake A reply to Edge.org's "The Reality Club" Question of 2008 I used to think of skepticism as a primary intellectual virtue, whose goal was truth. I have changed my mind. I now see it as a weapon. Creationists opened my eyes. They use the techniques of...

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Controversies and Enquiries

by Rupert Sheldrake From: Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home, by Rupert Sheldrake, Broadway Books, 2011 "Almost all the people who have attacked me as a result of the research with animals described in this book have been fellows of CSICOP, militant atheists, or career skeptics, not professionals who actually know about...

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The Problem with Negative Media Skepticism

Dogmatic Skepticism Does Not Advance Scienceby Rupert Sheldrake After a recent exchange with Michael Shermer about the value of "positive" skepticism, I received the following letter from Rupert Sheldrake, the English biologist who is widely considered one of the leading thinkers in consciousness and post-Darwinian evolution. He offers a case in point about how fair...

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