Evolution

Morphic Resonance, Collective Memory and The Habits of Nature (1:03:19)

Rupert Sheldrake

A lecture at Goldsmiths College, London University on Sheldrake's hypothesis of morphic resonance, according to which the "laws of nature" are more like evolving habits, and memory is inherent in nature. Individual organisms draw on a collective memory of their kind, and in turn contribute to it. Even normal memories may not be stored in the rain but transmitted form the past by morphic resonance.

Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior and Emotions (6:53)

Marc Bekoff

Marc Bekoff, Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has made many studies of animal emotions and animal play. He argues that it is not unscientific to recognize that they to have feelings like trust and a sense of fairness.

A Dog That Knows When His Owner is Coming Home (5:37)

Rupert Sheldrake

An experiment designed by Dr Rupert Sheldrake, carried out by the Science Unit of Austrian State Television (ORF), that shows how a dog responds when his owner returns at a randomly-chosen time in an unfamiliar vehicle.

Jane Goodall: A Retrospective (5:54)

Jane Goodall's pioneering field studies of chimpanzees changed our understanding of animal societies, and she showed how scientists need not pretend to be detached observers; her own emotional involvement and feelings of empathy played an essential part in her research. She is now working to save these endangered animals.


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