On Wednesday 2 April, British fringe researcher Rupert Sheldrake was stabbed in the leg by a man showing symptoms of severe mental illness. The wound was serious but not fatal. The attacker struck shortly after Sheldrake had called a break in his presentation to the 10th International Conference on Science and Consciousness in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
In my opinion, the paranormal ideas for which Sheldrake is known are simply nuts. But I don’t think he would be likely to attack anybody with a knife, and he certainly doesn’t deserve such treatment himself. Get well soon, Dr. Sheldrake! I much prefer you alive and saying things I find whacky than the alternative.