I'm still absorbing Sheldrake's talk, as well as his q and a session after.
Listen to Rupert. He explains things so well from a British perspective--especially atheism among scientists in your country. I think he actually was a better atheist than you are--and still appreciates the contributions of real atheists who know something about science.
Sheldrake is still a working scientist--doing experiments and collecting data. He publishes in peer reviewed journals. Dawkins is a retired popularizer of science--a TV entertainer--who I'm beginning to appreciate and sympathize with more--as I realize how much his performances were scripted and simplified by the BBC.
My biggest objection to Sheldrake is that I can't find much he says to disagree with. I must be slipping.