Rupert Sheldrake's comments on Morphic Resonance

#1
Hi all,

I'm looking for more information about a particular detail Rupert Sheldrake mentioned in his presentation of "Science Delusion".

It's about the rats which would learn a skill faster worldwide, after the first rat learned it.

Does anyone have any resources on this ? Like research papers, or any material where I can see all the details and findings of this experiment ? Many thanks
 
#2
Hi all,

I'm looking for more information about a particular detail Rupert Sheldrake mentioned in his presentation of "Science Delusion".

It's about the rats which would learn a skill faster worldwide, after the first rat learned it.

Does anyone have any resources on this ? Like research papers, or any material where I can see all the details and findings of this experiment ? Many thanks
http://www.co-intelligence.org/P-moreonmorphgnicflds.html
(Mentions McDougall)

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v143/n3614/abs/143188a0.html:

McDougall's Experiments on the Inheritance of Acquired Habits
G. C. DREW

Abstract

IN a series of papers extending over a period from 1926 until 1938, Prof. William McDougall brought together evidence which led him to suppose that the hypothesis of Lamarck concerning the inheritability of acquired characteristics is substantially correct.

References

  1. Bibliography
    McDougall, W., " An Experiment for the Testing of the Hypothesis at Lamarck", Brit. J. Psychol, 17, 267 (1927).
  2. McDougall, W., " Second Report on a Lamarckian Experiment", Brit. J. Psychol, 20, 201 (1930).
  3. Rhine, J. B., and McDougall, W., " Third Report on a Lamarckian Experiment", Brit. J. Psychol., 24, 213 (1930).
  4. McDougall, W., " Fourth Report on a Lamarckian Experiment", Brit. J. Psychol, 27, 321 (1938).
  5. Agar, W. E., Drummond, F. H., and Tiegs, O. W., " A First Report on a Test of McDougall's Lamarckian Experiment on the Training of Rats", J. Exp. Biol., 12, 191 (1935).
  6. Crew, F. A. E., " A Repetition of McDougall's Lamarckian Experiment", J. Genet., 33, 61 (1936).
  7. Tryon, R. C., " The Genetics of Learning Ability in Rats: a Preliminary Report", Univ. Calif. Publ. Psychol., 4, 71 (1929).
  8. Tryon, R. C., "The Inheritance of Maze Ability". Report of 40th annual meeting of the A.P.A., Sept., p. 47 (1932).
  9. Krechevsky, I., " Hereditary Nature of Hypotheses", J. Camp. Psychol., 16, 99 (1932).

See also Sheldrake's own analysis:

http://www.sheldrake.org/about-rupert-sheldrake/blog/rat-learning-and-morphic-resonance
 
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#3
http://www.co-intelligence.org/P-moreonmorphgnicflds.html
(Mentions McDougall)

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v143/n3614/abs/143188a0.html:

McDougall's Experiments on the Inheritance of Acquired Habits
G. C. DREW

Abstract

IN a series of papers extending over a period from 1926 until 1938, Prof. William McDougall brought together evidence which led him to suppose that the hypothesis of Lamarck concerning the inheritability of acquired characteristics is substantially correct.

References

  1. Bibliography
    McDougall, W., " An Experiment for the Testing of the Hypothesis at Lamarck", Brit. J. Psychol, 17, 267 (1927).
  2. McDougall, W., " Second Report on a Lamarckian Experiment", Brit. J. Psychol, 20, 201 (1930).
  3. Rhine, J. B., and McDougall, W., " Third Report on a Lamarckian Experiment", Brit. J. Psychol., 24, 213 (1930).
  4. McDougall, W., " Fourth Report on a Lamarckian Experiment", Brit. J. Psychol, 27, 321 (1938).
  5. Agar, W. E., Drummond, F. H., and Tiegs, O. W., " A First Report on a Test of McDougall's Lamarckian Experiment on the Training of Rats", J. Exp. Biol., 12, 191 (1935).
  6. Crew, F. A. E., " A Repetition of McDougall's Lamarckian Experiment", J. Genet., 33, 61 (1936).
  7. Tryon, R. C., " The Genetics of Learning Ability in Rats: a Preliminary Report", Univ. Calif. Publ. Psychol., 4, 71 (1929).
  8. Tryon, R. C., "The Inheritance of Maze Ability". Report of 40th annual meeting of the A.P.A., Sept., p. 47 (1932).
  9. Krechevsky, I., " Hereditary Nature of Hypotheses", J. Camp. Psychol., 16, 99 (1932).

See also Sheldrake's own analysis:

http://www.sheldrake.org/about-rupert-sheldrake/blog/rat-learning-and-morphic-resonance
Awesome ! Thanks a million !
 
#4
Hi all,

I'm looking for more information about a particular detail Rupert Sheldrake mentioned in his presentation of "Science Delusion".

It's about the rats which would learn a skill faster worldwide, after the first rat learned it.

Does anyone have any resources on this ? Like research papers, or any material where I can see all the details and findings of this experiment ? Many thanks
Even more fundamental is Sheldrake's assertion about materials science.
I said, “There is in fact good evidence that new compounds get easier to crystallize all around the world.” For example, turanose, a kind of sugar, was considered to be a liquid for decades, until it first crystallized in the 1920s. Thereafter it formed crystals everyehere. (Woodard and McCrone Journal of Applied Crystallography (1975). 8, 342). The American chemist C. P. Saylor, remarked it was as though “the seeds of crystallization, as dust, were carried upon the winds from end to end of the earth” (quoted by Woodard and McCrone). - Sheldrake
http://blog.ted.com/open-for-discussion-graham-hancock-and-rupert-sheldrake/
 
#5
Thank you so much guys, I'm keeping all the references for further reading. I really appreciate, my own google searches didn't deliver anyhting and the subject sounds very interesting.
 
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