Rupert Sheldrake’s seemingly preposterous MORPHIC RESONANCE theory that musical ability passes thru space and time by like-minded, like-bodied, like-DNA animals including humans – wait until you hear his enormous evidence


Chicks can be conditioned to avoid yellow LEDs but allowed to peck at silver beads. Chicks later, not having been so conditioned, would also tend to avoid the yellow LEDs and favor the silver beads.

Rats, poisoned, seem to add to the “morphic resonance field” such that subsequent rats, not yet poisoned, also somehow “know” to avoid the same poisons (i.e., bait with some particular flavor) that worked before on other rats. For this reason, warfarin, which causes bleeding and death days later (thus breaking association between poison and death) has become the preferred poison because it works on all rats, even those who have become “bait-shy”. This morphic resonance isn’t local but spans miles and miles area.

Bass fishing lures are also under constant development, presumably for the same reason.



Published on Sep 17, 2014

Rupert Sheldrake is an author, lecturer, and researcher in the field of parapsychology, known for his long-ago proposed theory of morphic resonance.

The music part begins at about 45:00 into video, but the stuff before it is exceptional and vital.



Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author known for his unconventional theories, including the concept of morphic resonance. Morphic resonance proposes that there is a collective memory inherent in nature, which influences the form and behavior of organisms through a non-material field or “morphic field.”

In the context of musical ability, Sheldrake’s theory suggests that the ability to play music could be influenced by morphic resonance, wherein the skills and experiences of past musicians resonate across space and time, potentially influencing the musical abilities of present individuals. According to this view, individuals with similar genetic makeup or similar traits may be more likely to access this collective memory or resonance.

Sheldrake’s theory of morphic resonance has been met with skepticism and criticism within the scientific community, as it challenges established paradigms of biology and physics. Critics argue that the concept lacks empirical evidence and is not supported by current scientific understanding.

While Sheldrake has presented anecdotal evidence and case studies to support his theory, the scientific community generally requires rigorous experimental evidence and peer-reviewed research to consider a hypothesis valid. Thus far, morphic resonance remains a speculative concept that has not gained widespread acceptance among mainstream scientists.

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