Mushroom Expert Merlin Sheldrake "Fungi Can Teach Us a New Way of Looking at the World"

Fungi's role in our world has been vastly underestimated, says biologist Merlin Sheldrake. They can even make decisions, just like us.
Interview Conducted by Rafaela von Bredow und Johann Grolle
Merlin Sheldrake: "When food becomes scarce, they some fungi can switch to a hunting mode."

Merlin Sheldrake: "When food becomes scarce, they some fungi can switch to a hunting mode."

Foto: Andrea Artz / DER SPIEGEL
DER SPIEGEL 39/2020
Sheldrake together with DER SPIEGEL journalists Johann Grolle and Rafaela von Bredow in London: "I suddenly discovered that this garden has a gate through which I can enter a strange and wonderful forest."

Sheldrake together with DER SPIEGEL journalists Johann Grolle and Rafaela von Bredow in London: "I suddenly discovered that this garden has a gate through which I can enter a strange and wonderful forest."

Foto: Andrea Artz / DER SPIEGEL
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