Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist who lives in London. He is the
author of more than 75 scientific papers and ten books. He has
appeared in many TV programs in Britain and overseas.
Some of his controversial books are:
Skeptics say that the feeling of being stared at, or the dog
knowing when the owner is coming home, are just illusions or bad
science. Sheldrake does not agree and thinks he has a strong case in
favour of those claimed phenomena. For him, to accept the existence of
psi would not involve the abandonment of science and reason, it would
extend the scope of science and of evolutionary understanding.
He says he is a skeptic, but of a different kind.
His opponent in the debate will be Dr. Jan Willem Nienhuys,
formerly from the University of Eindhoven.
Moderator is Prof Johan Braeckman, who teaches philosophy of science at the Ghent University.