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A new science of life : the hypothesis of formative causation

Author: Rupert Sheldrake
Publisher: London [England] : Icon Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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After chemists crystallised a new chemical for the first time, it became easier and easier to crystallise in laboratories all over the world. After rats at Harvard first escaped from a new kind of water maze, successive generations learned quicker and quicker. Then rats in Melbourne, Australia, learned yet faster. Rats with no trained ancestors shared in this improvement. Rupert Sheldrake sees these processes as  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sheldrake, Rupert.
New science of life.
London [England] : Icon Books, 2009
(OCoLC)623080244
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rupert Sheldrake
ISBN: 9781848310421 1848310420
OCLC Number: 318550366
Description: x, 370 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Rupert Sheldrake.

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Individual plants and animals both draw upon and contribute to the collective memory of their species. This title reinterprets the regularities of nature as being more like habits than immutable laws.

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