Rupert Sheldrake

1942 - Today

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Alfred Rupert Sheldrake (born 28 June 1942) is an English author, and researcher in the field of parapsychology, who proposed the concept of morphic resonance, a conjecture which lacks mainstream acceptance and has been characterised as pseudoscience. He worked as a biochemist at Cambridge University from 1967 to 1973 and as principal plant physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in India until 1978.Sheldrake's morphic resonance posits that "memory is inherent in nature" and that "natural systems... Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rupert Sheldrake has received more than 1,071,928 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Rupert Sheldrake is the 223rd most popular biologist (up from 255th in 2019), the 1,415th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,462nd in 2019) and the 38th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Rupert Sheldrake ranks 223 out of 844Before him are Georges J. F. Köhler, Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, John Gould, J. Michael Bishop, Arthur Tansley, and Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben. After him are Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger, Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle, Friedrich Loeffler, Carl Ludwig Blume, Otto Brunfels, and Howard Martin Temin.

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Among people born in 1942, Rupert Sheldrake ranks 151Before him are Evaristo Carvalho, Britt Ekland, Takao Nishiyama, Frank Zane, Piers Courage, and Bill Conti. After him are Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Michel Fourniret, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Christopher A. Sims, Silvia Federici, and Janusz Korwin-Mikke.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Rupert Sheldrake ranks 1,415 out of 6,924Before him are Ronald Colman (1891), David Purley (1945), Joe Davis (1901), Richard J. Roberts (1943), Edward Young (1683), and Joseph Boxhall (1884). After him are Henry Pelham (1694), Frederic Bartlett (1886), Mark of Cornwall (480), Gildas (500), Rupert Everett (1959), and John Guillermin (1925).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Rupert Sheldrake ranks 38Before him are Oldfield Thomas (1858), John Lindley (1799), Thomas Browne (1605), John Boyd Orr (1880), John Gould (1804), and Arthur Tansley (1871). After him are Patrick Geddes (1854), James Edward Smith (1759), Ian Wilmut (1944), John Stevens Henslow (1796), Thomas Cavalier-Smith (1942), and Edward Daniel Clarke (1769).