Re: MOST IMPORTANT FOSSIL (A human skull as old as coal!)

Alan M. Dunsmuir (
Tue, 5 Nov 1996 07:05:19 +0000

In article <>, Ian Tresman
<> writes
>Regarding Rupert Sheldrake's book "A New Science of Life", an
>anonymous editorial was printed in Nature declaring that the book
>should be "... put firmly in its place among the literature of
>intellectual aberrations" (where have we read similar things before?)
>and that the book was "... the best candidate for burning there has
>been for years".

I hve known Sheldrake for a number of years, and can only comment that
any rational person, on being exposed directly to his 'ideas', will
conclude immediately that his entire academic career to date has been
very much an aberration.

Alan M. Dunsmuir

"Time flies like an arrow -
Fruit flies like a banana" --- Groucho Marx (as used by Noam Chomsky)