David Bohm, His Life And Ideas: Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogue 56 (28:48)
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A new film, Infinite Potential: The Life and Ideas of David Bohm – https://www.infinitepotential.com – has just been released for free online. In this episode of the Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues, Rupert Sheldrake and Mark Vernon discuss its excellent telling of the dramatic life and revolutionary insights of this deep scientific thinker. Rupert first met Bohm in 1982 soon after the publication of his book A New Science of Life precipitated a negative reaction from the militant materialists; the editor of the leading scientific journal Nature tried to excommunicate him. Bohm had a similar experience forty years earlier with the quantum physics community. Mark and Rupert talk about what Bohm drew from Krishnamurti, and how the formalisms of quantum theory are influenced by psychological and spiritual perceptions. They also explore the ways in which Bohm’s notion of an implicate order resonates strongly with that of morphic fields, and discuss Bohm’s engagement with the ideas of Owen Barfield, about whom Mark has written. They highly recommend the film.
The Life and Ideas of David Bohm
Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and best selling author of “Science and Spiritual Practices” and “Science Set Free” (published as “The Science Delusion” in the UK). At Cambridge University he worked in developmental biology as a Fellow of Clare College and from 2005 to 2010 was Director of the Perrott-Warrick project for research on unexplained human and animal abilities. He is among the top 100 Global Thought Leaders, according to The Duttweiler Institute and was Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Hyderabad, India.
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