From Rupert Sheldrake
London; December 29, 2013
I had a lovely Christmas and Boxing Day at home with my family and with friends, and am very grateful for these holy days.Today sees the launch of my new web site. It has been completely re-structured and redesigned by Sebastian Penraeth, who is based in the US. He has done a brilliant job, and I am very grateful to him. The web site is here: the address remains the same: Rupert Sheldrake

I am also very grateful to John Caton, who is retiring as my web master after eleven years. Fortunately, John will still be looking after my newsletter.On the new web site, you can now see the classic video of Jaytee, a dog who knew when his owner was coming home. This experiment was filmed by the Science Unit of ORF, the leading Austrian TV station. The commentary is in German, but now, for the first time, it has English subtitles. It lasts just over 5 minutes. Jaytee Video 

An excellent book on this year’s TED and Wikipedia controversies has just been published: Craig Weiler’s Psi Wars: TED, Wikipedia and the Battle for the Internet It’s an important account of current online controversies about the nature of consciousness. Weiler documents an important shift during 2013, whereby the militant skeptics found they could no longer get away with portraying themselves as the voices of science and reason. They were exposed as prejudiced and ignorant by many well-informed people. The battle is still going on, especially on Wikipedia. I hope that 2014 will bring further changes for the better.Happy New Year!

Rupert Sheldrake

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