The Presence of the Past: Morphic Resonance and the Habits of Nature

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9780002177856: The Presence of the Past: Morphic Resonance and the Habits of Nature

This book develops the revolutionary theory that behaviour and social systems are not only governed by immutable and mechanistic laws, which is the traditional viewpoint, but also by habits transmitted by nature's inherent memory. Rupert Sheldrake's hypothesis is that all natural systems from crystals to man inherit a collective memory of their kind. Thus, rabbits are rabbit-shaped not only because their DNA encodes their proteins, but also because nature has a "morphic field", in their case, a rabbit-habit, that informs their growth and instinctive behaviour. This inherent memory depends on "morphic resonance", a process that involves action at a distance in both space and time. The author also wrote "A New Science of Life".

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'Engaging, provocative ... a tour de force' --New Scientist

'One of the most profound and far-reaching books of modern scientific philosophy ... eminently accessible to the general reader.' --Fortean Times

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