After posting an article yesterday about some ‘experts’ responses to the new publication of Rupert Sheldrakes “A New Science of Life,” someone asked me why the book elicited such responses. In the book Rupert Sheldrake proposed and idea called ‘Morphic Resonance.’
In the hypothesis of formative causation, discussed in detail in my books A NEW SCIENCE OF LIFE and THE PRESENCE OF THE PAST, I propose that memory is inherent in nature. Most of the so-called laws of nature are more like habits.
My interest in evolutionary habits arose when I was engaged in research in developmental biology, and was reinforced by reading Charles Darwin, for whom the habits of organisms were of central importance.
This is Sheldrakes response to many of his critics.