Ah, Rupert Sheldrake and his "morphic fields".
I don't even know where to start with this. Sheldrake might have a scientific degree, but is that is how he conducts his experiments, he is no scientist. That is literally the least scientific thing I've seen in a long time. Look up Double Blinding, and you'll see what I mean.
The scientific community almost wholly rejects his MF hypothesis, and there are no experimental data to support it. A word about scientific progress: it never, ever, comes out of the left-field from a source who completely at odds with the rest of the scientific community.
All major breakthroughs - Maxwell's field equations, Einstein's Relativity and Special Relativity for example - all answered, and agreed with known observations. MF doesn't. It is pseudo science, and when Sheldon et al start talking about the evils of "rigid, dogmatic materialism", it is because they don't understand the scientific method and why it is so rigid, and are annoyed that it won't bend and bow to their view of the world.