Explains how self-organizing systems, from crystals to human societies, share collective memories that influence their form and behavior
? Includes new evidence and research in support of the theory of morphic resonance
? Explores the major role that morphic resonance plays not just in animal instincts and cultural inheritance but also in the larger process of evolution
? Shows that nature is not ruled by fixed laws but by habits and collective memories
In this fully revised and updated edition of The Presence of the Past, Cambridge biologist Rupert Sheldrake lays out new evidence and research in support of his controversial theory of morphic resonance and explores its far-reaching implications in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and sociology.
His theory proposes that all self-organizing systems, from crystals to human society, inherit a collective memory that influences their form and behavior. This collective memory works through morphic fields, which organize the bodie