Translation: I did not hear what he said through a similar religious filter to yours. I did, however, listen to what he said - from an objective point of view.Quote
I find Rupert's suggestion very interesting, but your comments suggest that you didn't listen to him very carefully.
But that will not be seen as acceptable by you if such a scientist was an atheist. If they agree with Sheldrake's religious views of today, then they cannot be objective I think.Quote
I'd like to get a British scientist's perspective.
I know quite a lot about ordinary Russian people. I stayed several times with a super couple and had many exchanges with their neighbours. Many of them did not lose their faith beliefs, butjust kept them hidden until they were able to speak them again. My friends were quite happy with atheism as they, and the friends they knew in the world of university maths and English, understood the logic behind a lack of belief.Quote
The Russians as a people completely abolished Christian churches--then brought them back.
It is a slow, steady movement to change that will last, especially as we do not have any laws prohibiting beliefs which might result in prison sentences if breached.Quote
Great Britain is different, so we won't be able to see such big effects--over decades.