[Heretic scientist gets attacked by paranoid schizophrenic aiming for his heart. That is 3 'coincidences'. Paranoid schizophrenia is a euphemism for an MK victim.]
Sheldrake's untouchable status was conferred one morning in 1981 when, a
couple of months after the publication of his first book, A New Science of
Life, he woke up to read an editorial in the journal Nature, which
announced to all right-thinking men and women that his was a "book for burning"
and that Sheldrake was to be "condemned in exactly the language that the pope
used to condemn Galileo, and for the same reason. It is heresy".
For a pariah, Sheldrake is particularly affable. But still, looking back at that moment, he still betrays a certain sense of shock. "It was," he says, "exactly like a papal excommunication. From that moment on, I became a very dangerous person to know for scientists."
.....speaking at a consciousness conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he was attacked with a knife by a Japanese paranoid schizophrenic. He suffered a huge wound in his thigh, which just missed his femoral artery. "Apparently," he says, "he was aiming at my heart and stumbled at the last moment. It certainly made death a bit more present." [2012 Feb] Rupert Sheldrake: the 'heretic' at odds with scientific dogma