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Quotes by Rupert Sheldrake - (15 quotes)

Rupert Sheldrake - From the Accidents category:

The biggest bursts of speciation that we know about in the history of the earth are soon after great cataclysms, like the extinction of the dinosaurs, which create new opportunities, and all sorts of new forms spring up... So, quite often, the reasons for creativity depend on accidents or disasters that prevent the normal habits being carried out. (Rupert Sheldrake)

Rupert Sheldrake - From the Belief category:

There's a certain kind of scepticism that can't bear uncertainty. (Rupert Sheldrake)

Rupert Sheldrake - From the Chaos category:

Most of nature is inherently chaotic. It's not rigidly determined in the old sense. It's not rigidly predictable. (Rupert Sheldrake)

Rupert Sheldrake - From the Creativity category:

Creativity gives new forms, new patterns, new ideas, new art forms. And we don't know where creativity comes from. Is it inspired from above? Welling up from below? Picked up from the air? What? Creativity is a mystery wherever you encounter it... (Rupert Sheldrake)

Rupert Sheldrake - From the Evolution category:

The cumulative nature of the evolutionary process, the fact that memory is preserved, means that life grows not just through a random proliferation of new forms, but there's a kind of cumulative quality... (Rupert Sheldrake)

Rupert Sheldrake - From the Habit category:

Basically, morphic fields are fields of habit, and they've been set up through habits of thought, through habits of activity, and through habits of speech. Most of our culture is habitual... (Rupert Sheldrake)

Rupert Sheldrake - From the Ideas category:

A lot of us have all sorts of ideas, and we select some rather than others and give expression to those... and some works of art are more successful than others. Some languish in obscurity and are never heard of again, while others form the foundation of a whole school of art. (Rupert Sheldrake)

Rupert Sheldrake - From the Influence category:

The idea is that there is a kind of memory in nature. Each kind of thing has a collective memory. So, take a squirrel living in New York now. That squirrel is being influenced by all past squirrels. (Rupert Sheldrake)

Rupert Sheldrake - From the Modernism category:

When people see one of these new forms of art for the first time, often they can't make sense of it. Then, if it's around long enough, a lot of people get used to it and it becomes assimilated into culture. So there's a morphic field both for the kind of art and for the appreciation of it. (Rupert Sheldrake)

Rupert Sheldrake - From the Pets category:

Of the seven experiments, the ones that have been most investigated so far have been the pets. The dogs who know when their masters are coming home, and the sense of being stared at. (Rupert Sheldrake)

Rupert Sheldrake - From the Pets category:

Right now, any opinion anyone has about whether dogs can or cannot really tell when their owner is coming home by some unknown means... nobody knows. The weight of evidence suggests they can. (Rupert Sheldrake)

Rupert Sheldrake - From the Possibilities category:

Not every good idea survives. Not every new form of art is repeated. Not every new potential instinct is successful. Only the successful ones get repeated. By natural selection and then through repetition they become probable, more habitual. (Rupert Sheldrake)

Rupert Sheldrake - From the Technology category:

Machines are designed not to be random. When you call up a word processing program on your computer, you don't want it to be different every time you call it up. You want it to stay the same. (Rupert Sheldrake)

Rupert Sheldrake - From the Universe category:

The universe is not in a steady state; there's an ongoing creative principle in nature, which is driving things onwards. (Rupert Sheldrake)

Rupert Sheldrake - From the Workshops category:

Unfortunately, at present, practically no one under thirty goes to workshops. It's a system of education entirely for the middle aged. (Rupert Sheldrake)