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The Big Questions in Science with Rupert Sheldrake

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January 11 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm CET

A dialogue between Dr Àlex Gómez-Marín and Dr Rupert Sheldrake

Thursday January 11
9:00am PST  | 12:00pm EST  | 5:00pm GMT  |  6:00pm CET 

This event is LIVE and FREE. All registered participants will receive the RECORDING.

In his 12-part online course, recently launched in an online on-demand format, Rupert Sheldrake argues that the sciences are being constricted by ten assumptions that have hardened into dogmas. In this course he turns the dogmas into questions and examines them scientifically in the light of advances in the sciences themselves. For example, the dogma that nature is mechanical becomes the question “Is nature mechanical?”; the dogma that matter is unconscious becomes “Is matter unconscious?”; the dogma that minds are confined to brains becomes “Are minds confined to brains?” This mind-transforming course is based on Rupert’s award-winning bestselling book The Science Delusion (called Science Set Free in the US) and makes these ideas accessible to scientists and non-scientists alike. Alex and Rupert will discuss some of the ways in which the sciences could be liberated and revitalized. Their discussion will be followed by Q&A. This event is free of charge but participants need to register in advance.

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Please use the 20% single course discount code 20-PARI. 

Dr Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of more than 100 technical papers and twelve books, including Science and Spiritual Practices. A former Research Fellow of the Royal Society, he studied natural sciences at Cambridge University, where he took a Ph.D. in biochemistry, and philosophy at Harvard University, where he was a Frank Knox Fellow. He was a fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and director of studies in cell biology. From 2005-2010 he was director of the Perrott-Warrick Project, funded by Trinity College, Cambridge, for research on unexplained human and animal abilities. He is currently a fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, near San Francisco, and also of Schumacher College, in Devon.

Àlex Gómez-Marín is a Spanish physicist turned neuroscientist. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics and a Masters in biophysics from the University of Barcelona. He was a research fellow at the EMBL-CRG Centre for Genomic Regulation and at the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown in Lisbon. His research spans from the origins of the arrow of time to the neurobiology of action-perception across species, from flies and worms to mice and humans. Since 2016 he has been the head of the Behavior of Organisms Laboratory at the Instituto de Neurociencias in Alicante, where he is an Associate Professor of the Spanish Research Council. Combining computational biology and continental philosophy, his current research concentrates on consciousness in the real world.

The Rupert Sheldrake Course 

Explore the big questions in science in this 13-week self-paced course.

Are you ready to deepen your understanding of cutting edge science?  This course will radically change your view of what is real and what is possible. Embark on an enlightening exploration with Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, challenging the core beliefs of contemporary science.

What’s Included:

  • 13 Modules and 14 Sessions:  Uncover the depth of Dr. Sheldrake’s thought-provoking content spread across comprehensive modules and engaging sessions. You’ll explore groundbreaking research into topics like Free will, The consciousness of nature, The mind, The mystery of psychic phenomena, How dogs know when their owners come home, How memory works, The potential of alternative medicine, and more.
  • Cutting Edge Science:  Learn from the distinguished Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, a biologist, and author of more than 100 technical papers and twelve books, published in 28 languages. Dr. Sheldrake is a leading authority in pushing the boundaries of scientific inquiry.
  • Curated Readings and Resources:  Access carefully selected readings and resources that deepen your understanding and provide additional context to the course content.
  • Live Q&A: to be scheduled in February to add a new element to the course
  • Flexible Formats: Both video and audio formats are available.

In this course, Sheldrake turns the ten fundamental dogmas of materialism into exciting questions and shows how all of them open up startling new possibilities for discovery.

Link to the event: 

Please use the 20% single course discount code 20-PARI. 


January 11
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm CET