Many people who have ever owned a pet will swear that their dog or cat or other animal has exhibited some kind of behaviour they just can t explain How does a dog know when its owner is returning home at an unexpected time Filled with captivating stories and thought provoking analysis, Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home is a groundbreaking exploration of animal behaviour that will profoundly change the way we think about animals, and ourselves After five years of extensive research involving thousands of people who own and work with animals, Rupert Sheldrake conclusively proves what many pet owners already know that there is a strong connection between humans and animals that lies beyond present day scientific understanding....
|Title||:||Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home: And Other Unexplained Powers of Animals|
|Publisher||:||Cornerstone Digital Auflage New Ed 31 M rz 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||576 Pages|
|File Size||:||764 KB|
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Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home: And Other Unexplained Powers of Animals Reviews
Am Freitag bestellt, am Samstag morgen angekommen. Besser kann es nicht sein. Buch ist wunderbar, jedem nur zu empfehlen. Herzlichen Dank!!
Dogs that know when their owners are coming home and other unexplained.... I am looking with awe to my dog......
This book is a must for all of you who have "always marveled at your pet's unexplained powers, but have never dared inquired about them." Indeed, there was no one to consult. Institutional science dismisses these many instances as chancy, or explains them away in a mechanistic fashion; and the only other explanations were thus far provided by folk legends and superstitions. Unfailingly picturesque, but more often than not whimsical. DOGS THAT KNOW WHEN THEIR OWNERS ARE COMING HOME, an elaboration of the author's groundbreaking SEVEN EXPERIMENTS THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD, addresses just such questions, after years of painstaking research and the accumulation of convincing evidence.This is far and away Dr. Sheldrake's most accessible book to date, which is not to say it is a vulgarization. Far from it. In his characteristically sober yet charming prose, he has miraculously dodged the danger of compiling a list, but has rather presented the world with an anthology of mind-expanding instances of powers of animals. Some ideas are particularly compelling, such as "an animal-based earthquake warning system". Once more, he deals a blow to institutional science by beating it on its own turf, and that is, by piling up impressive evidence, a database, etc., so as to substantiate his claims. In all likelihood, many more "cases" will be added to his database after the general public has read this book. Perhaps tens of thousands. If institutional science will continue to ignore these phenomena, rather than join the author in the research, it will have de facto discredited itself in the eyes of the world. The Appendices are also valuable, C in particular, in which the author provides the Cliff's Notes to his own books. The concepts he summarizes are so fascinating that they should prompt the unfamiliar reader to read all his books, where the ideas are given the space they deserve.Dr. Sheldrake's overall aim to resacralize the world is well-served by this book. Most pet owners have always felt there was something "more" or "other" to their pets than mere companions. This book will confirm their hunch, and prompt further investigations. Indeed, as the author says, "We have a great deal to learn from our companion animals."
I've found the book a very convincing and well-researched description of this phenomenon. I saw the 20/20 episode about this book and it seemed very clear that the dog was reacting to the owner's intention to return, though it wasn't obvious if that was an unusual occurrence. If you read the book, it is clear that the dog is not just sitting by the window the whole time. The percentage of time that the dog spent by the window was measured for each 10-minute interval in the entire time the owner was gone. The dog spent an insignificant amount of time at the window before the owner decided to return home, and a significantly larger amount of time afterward, far more than could be expected by random chance. The data was collected from the videotapes by someone who was unfamiliar with the details of the expirement and thus wouldn't be likely to expect a particular result. I will agree that "most" dogs do not know when they are coming home, but the fact that some do is very surprising.
Rarely do scientists break ranks to go out on their own. If they do, they are usually viewed as radicals ... not to be trusted. Rupert Sheldrake studied natural sciences at Cambridge and philosophy at Harvard. He took a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Cambridge University, was Director of Studies in biochemistry and cell biology and was also a Research Fellow of the Royal Society.His latest book, Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home, is the latest in a long list of ground-breaking books that follow in the tradition of those scientists that are brave enough to ask the really difficult questions. Sheldrake is a first-rate observer and a gifted scientist. After reading his latest book, I come away with a sense, not that science has just about figured it all out, but just the opposite: we have only just begun to understand what's going on...
As an experimental psychologist who has closely examined claims of the paranormal (see "The Conscious Universe" here on Amazon.com), I wasn't sure what to think of Sheldrake's experiments with telepathic dogs. Then I had an opportunity to review and analyze the raw data in some of his controlled experiments. I was astonished with the results. There is basically no doubt that some dogs do indeed anticipate when their owners are about to return home, even at randomly selected times, and without benefit of any explicit or subliminal cues. For me, this significantly raises the credibility of some of the other "powers" of animals that Sheldrake discusses so clearly. I highly recommend this book for anyone who has ever gazed at their dog and wondered what was going on in that furry little head.
There are always times when I hear phrases like do animals have feelings? And I feel like saying, yes they do, and even more so. By observing animals around me, I get to understand and appreciate the place of my existence in the vast universe. Sheldrake does a fine job of documenting cases where dogs and cats show their sixth sense abilities with humans. The idea of experimenting with animals is a touchy subject, but there was nothing cruel about the way the experiments were carried out. Sheldrake proves that by learning from our animal friends we may indeed discovered that we have tapped into an invaluable resource.