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(according to the theory developed by Rupert Sheldrake, British biologist 1942–) a paranormal influence by which a pattern of events or behavior can facilitate subsequent occurrences of similar patterns.
- ‘‘In the East, the idea of causation through time, such as I suggest in the idea of morphic resonance, is familiar and part of the traditional philosophy,’ he explains.’
- ‘I think that this is a strategy that Sheldrake believes will help give readers the impression that the most plausible explanations are his own, which support his theory of morphic resonance.’
- ‘But once the chemical has crystallized, subsequent attempts to crystallize it in other places will be influenced by morphic resonance from the first crystals.’
- ‘What the rest of the scientific world terms lawfulness - the tendency of things to follow patterns we call laws of nature - Sheldrake calls morphic resonance.’
- ‘Testing these ideas is hard, because anything that is precisely predictable is excluded from morphic resonance.’
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