“Rather than seeing humanity in machines, we now see humanity as machines!”
In July 2018, Team Human partnered with Virtual Futures for an evening of connection and conversation at JuJu’s Bar and Stage in London. Joining Douglas on stage, science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer Pat Cadigan followed by biologist, author, and TED outlaw Rupert Sheldrake.
Presented here in Episode 95 is Part Two of this live event featuring Douglas in conversation with Rupert Sheldrake, followed by a group conversation and audience question and answer session. If you missed part one with Pat Cadigan, find it here.
Douglas and Rupert discuss science, materialism, spiritualism, and how we might break free from the machine metaphor that programs so many of our assumptions about human consciousness. In a unique impromptu treat, Rupert’s wife Jill Purce joins the stage to demonstrate the power of resonance.
Patrons and supporters not only got into this show for free, but have access to the complete, uncut audio on our members’ blog at www.patreon.com/teamhuman
Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. At Cambridge University he worked in developmental biology as a Fellow of Clare College. He was Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics and From 2005 to 2010 was Director of the Perrott-Warrick project, Cambridge.
Rupert’s latest book is Science and Spiritual Practices
This show features a clip from Rupert’s banned TedX talk. Find out more here : https://www.sheldrake.org/reactions/tedx-whitechapel-the-banned-talk
Live photos thanks to Hannah Close. An extra special thanks to Luke Robert Mason for producing and recording this live event.