Rupert Sheldrake dares question Scientistic Orthodoxy on Ted Talks (banned). While at Cambridge, together with Philip Rubery, he discovered the mechanism of polar auxin transport, the process by which the plant hormone auxin is carried from the shoots towards the roots.
He has appeared in many TV programs in Britain and overseas, and was one of the participants (along with Stephen Jay Gould, Daniel Dennett, Oliver Sacks, Freeman Dyson and Stephen Toulmin) in a TV series called A Glorious Accident, shown on PBS channels throughout the US. He has often taken part in BBC and other radio programmes. He has written for newspapers such as the Guardian, where he had a regular monthly column, The Times, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, Sunday Times, Times Educational Supplement, Times Higher Education Supplement and Times Literary Supplement, and has contributed to a variety of magazines, including New Scientist, Resurgence, the Ecologist and the Spectator.
Rupert is not alone in his thoughts about the real nature of the universe. He may, or may not know that his theories also came in the way of enlightenment to aspirants of Yoga eons ago. One can read about it in the Vedas, written at least 5,500 years ago. Mainstream science is forever stuck in the five senses and the physical brain without knowing the nature of how they work.