Richard Wiseman is a conjurer and professional Skeptic based at the University of Hertfordshire in England, where he is Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology. He replicated Rupert Sheldrake’s results with Jaytee, a dog that knew when his owner was coming home, obtaining positive, statistically significant results, and then claimed that he had refuted this dogs abilities! Read a summary of this long-lasting controversy, with links to Rupert’s and Richard Wiseman’s papers and articles on this subject.
Rupert Sheldrake has now posted the video above to his website, in which Jaytee’s owner, Pam Smart – who was rather unfairly treated by media outlets in the wake of Richard Wiseman’s debunking – discusses the controversy from her point of view.
For more on this topic, see Rupert Sheldrake’s book Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home (Amazon US/Amazon UK).