Artificial intelligence is rarely out of the news. But what is it? In this episode of the Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues, Rupert Sheldrake and Mark Vernon take a lead from the breakthrough by Google in the prediction of protein folding, which Rupert has studied for decades. Whether this success reveals any deeper understanding of nature leads to… Continue reading Artificial Intelligence – conversation with Rupert Sheldrake
The accusation of pseudo-science is often made against those involved in the New Age, and sometimes rightly so. But as Rupert Sheldrake and Mark Vernon discuss in the latest episode of the Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues, there is a lot more to the sneering and ridicule than meets the eye. They explore how science itself might morph… Continue reading Pseudo-science, a discussion with Rupert Sheldrake
youtubeembedcode es add-link-Exchange youtubeembedcode.com/pl/ check this out In this new episode of The Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues, Rupert Sheldrake and I discuss how psi experiences can best be understood. The evidence for these phenomena is dismissed by sceptics with increasingly dogmatic assertions. But that’s no surprise because the data in support of phenomena from telepathy to pre-sentience… Continue reading The front line of parapsychology
Rupert Sheldrake and I have published the latest in our discussions, on psychedelics. Many people today seek an expansion of mind with them. So what other worlds, intelligences and entities are being encountered and sought in such experiences? We focus on psychedelics and spiritual paths, and why they are of such interest now. We explore… Continue reading Psychedelics: Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogue 46
The Idler Guide to Romantic Philosophy with Mark Vernon explores a way of engaging with life that is often eclipsed in a world of utility, science and the rational. The Romantics were convinced that feeling opens reality to us and reconnects us with soul. Find out how the immersion in nature and life’s vitality that… Continue reading Romantic Philosophy – new online course
Rupert Sheldrake and I have published the latest in our Science Set Free podcasts, discussing who Jesus was. Jesus saves, it is often said. But what does that mean? Is it an objectionable notion, implying a bloodthirsty God? We explore ways in which the significance of Jesus has been interpreted and ask whether the incarnation… Continue reading Who was Jesus?
… is into its new run. Last week, Grant Bartley talked with myself on Wellbeing and two fellow Art of Living authors, Ziyad Marar, who wrote Deception, and Piers Benn, whose new title Commitment is out later this year. Do have a listen to that and the other shows.
Talking about Epicureanism at The Idler Academy last night, I was encouraged that people responded warily to Epicurus’ attitude towards friendship. It is radically self-interested. Though he can celebrate friendship ‘dancing around the world’ announcing blessedness, and he wrote a moving letter to a friend on the day he died, his friendliness is as egoistic… Continue reading Nudge, Epicurus and egoistic friendship
The BBC has put online the archive from the Reith Lectures. Hours of happy listening. I picked Edward Norman from 1978 as an entrée. He’s entertainingly spikey, with none of the politeness I expect of today’s. A sign of our times? A taster, demonstrating that what we take to be innovative and ours is hardly… Continue reading The Reiths online
The School of Life has produced a first set of podcasts, including some possibly familiar voices. Would be interested to know what you think, if you get a chance to listen…