Sheldrake geniously unravels where the mechanistic Science is blocked by Dogmas. In contrast he upholds the Scientific virtues of openmindedness, curiousity and the superiority of proof over (mechanistic) belief. The experiments described are cleverly designed and flawless from a systematic point of view.
If these studies are taken seriously we can hope for exciting new fields of study. For instance theoretical Physicists will have to rethink causality and may find completely new forms of fields and interactions or new interpretations of the confusing quantum mechanical laws.
I also recommend the audiobook. Sheldrakes pronunciation is easy to understand even for a non native speaker and his enthusiasm makes him fun to listen to.
I studied physics and I can tell you that it does not explain the world yet. Sheldrakes approach is probably our best way to get closer to that goal. Phenomena like telepathy can probably be
described with new or adapted physical models. We just have to take the challenge!