‘Maverick’ scientist Rupert Sheldrake recently sat down for a chat with Umar and Tahir Nasser, two UK-based doctors and founders of ‘Rational Religion’, whose ‘In Dialogue’ interview series looks at “fresh perspectives from a range of diverse voices challenging the status quo in science and society”.
Rupert discusses his personal journey from atheism to a career exploring spirituality and consciousness topics, including his research into telepathy and other anomalous powers of the mind:
In our interview with the “world’s most controversial scientist,” Rupert Sheldrake takes us on the journey of his life – from a sceptical undergraduate to a ground-breaking scientist. Rupert Sheldrake, who gave the famous ‘banned TED talk’, and recently seen on the Joe Rogan podcast and Russell Brand’s ‘Under the Skin’ Podcast, joins Rational Religion for a discussion on atheism, spirituality, and consciousness. In Dialogue Ep. 5 the author of “The Science Delusion” and “Science and Spiritual Practices,” and originator of the ‘morphic resonance’ theory, discusses the big questions he encountered along the way. We sat down with him and asked him to distill some of those essential thoughts.