Rupert Sheldrake

1942 - Today

Rupert Sheldrake

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 891,089 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 255th most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, Rupert Sheldrake ranks 255 out of 686Before him are Frédéric Cuvier, Joy Adamson, Carl Nägeli, Oldfield Thomas, Martin Chalfie, and Wilder Penfield. After him are François-Alphonse Forel, Friedrich Loeffler, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz, Arthur Tansley, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel, and Carlo Allioni.

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Among people born in 1942, Rupert Sheldrake ranks 161Before him are Michel Kafando, Gottfried John, Evaristo Carvalho, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, Vladimir Bukovsky, and Chris Sarandon. After him are Jusuf Kalla, Valeriy Brumel, Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Pascal Couchepin, Hannu Mikkola, and Robert Ballard.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Rupert Sheldrake ranks 1,464 out of 5,347Before him are Alf Ramsey (1920), Norman Davies (1939), Ian Kershaw (1943), Martin Gore (1961), Thomas Kyd (1558), and Joseph Paxton (1803). After him are Margaret Burbidge (1919), Andrew Lincoln (1973), John Latham (1740), James Faulkner (1948), Edward Walter Maunder (1851), and Gorden Kaye (1941).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Rupert Sheldrake ranks 38Before him are John Boyd Orr (1880), Henry Walter Bates (1825), Anna Atkins (1799), Thomas Browne (1605), John Gould (1804), and Oldfield Thomas (1858). After him are Arthur Tansley (1871), Robert Fortune (1812), Patrick Geddes (1854), Andrew Smith (1797), Thomas Cavalier-Smith (1942), and Jack W. Szostak (1952).