I first became aware of Sheldrake through a Philip Pullman interview, and then found this Joe Rogan podcast interview with him in which they discuss morphic resonance in lab rats and (anecdotally) Rogan’s own progeny.
At first I was a bit bummed that this was the only book of Sheldrakes’ I could find through my library app – but it’s been one of my favorites for 2020 surprisingly.
As an atheist I’ve been nudging toward this type of content for a while now… first, dabbling in Alain de Botton’s School of Life. I’ve watched so many of their videos, that the intro-shuffle-percussion triggers my partner, who can’t handle hearing de Botton’s cadence, in the video narration.
Recommended if you’re curious about consciousness from a scientific perspective.
Carlo Rovelli, The Order of Time
Very, very wild stuff here. Letting some concepts sink in takes a bit of squinting like, wait what? The best so far has been: humans might perceive time as we do, because we’re myopic about how the universe functions and this results in the perception of the passage of time.
His historical smatterings are of course, what I enjoy most – got a lot out of learning about Ludwig Boltzmann and the austere connection to Rilke. Who knows, maybe one day in the post-COVID future, I too can make a pilgrimage.
Would recommend if you’re into poetic explanations of hectic science, or Benedict Cumberbatch narrating audiobooks.
Quite fitting then that I’ve been binging DARK on Netflix. It’s a German show I watch on Netflix with a language learning plug-in. It took me a couple of episodes to get into it, but it’s really quite engaging after that. Plot is essentially: kids go missing in forest, creepy repetitions ensue.
Would recommend if you’re into dark murder mysteries and thrillers – also if Stranger Things was something that appealed.