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Interview - Dr. Bruce Damer on the latest on his adventures investigating the origin of life and on telling ourselves a new narrative on collaboration in our evolution

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A regular contributor to the show and a good friend of Dr.Mrs. Future, Bruce shares his latest adventures around the world on investigating the origins of biological life.  He also shares with us a new narrative in understanding Darwin and the extreme importantance in recognizing the role of collaboration in how biology works and evolves. 



Dr. Bruce Damer - An update on his work in Asteroid Capture and Origin of Life Research

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We catch up with  Dr. Bruce, just back from a trip deep into the Outback of Australia, researching the oldest forms of life on this planet, stromatolites, and how they originated in the froth of ancient hotsprings in the late Haedian Age when much of the planet was flowing with hot lava and steaming water, over 4 billion years ago.

Dr. Bruce Damer photo- Reno DeCaroIn a characteristic verbal style that allows us to readily visualize what he is saying, he takes us into the tightly squeezed bubbles that were the home to the first bootstrap code of life itself, a perturbation in the froth of an ancient hotsprings on Earth’s young land.

Our conversation also takes us out into the depths of outer space, looking deep in the past, at the origins of the moon, and later what the next steps for our species might be in creating a true solar system economy.  How about a rdie in a Damer Disc? 

Mixing in some of her delightful magic, Dr. Bruce’s wife Galen completes the show with an appropriate classic Sinatra tune.  Enjoy!


Interview - Dr. Bruce Damer on his Origin of Life Research

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We catch up with Dr. Bruce Damer from his hotel room in Lima, Peru about his research into the origin of life on this planet.  Bruce currently theorizes that life itself began as microbial mats in hot water pools near volcanoes on the land, not in the ocean.  He shares with us his thoughts on this and on the future colonization of our solar system, and other fun memes about the origin of biological life. Enjoy!

Dr. Bruce Damer on his recent expedition to the Amazon basin.




Interview with Dr. Bruce Damer on Space Project Shepherd and Origins of Biological Life

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Dr. Bruce Damer, a Canadian-American multi-disciplinary scientist researching the question of origin of life, the incapsulation, capture, and analysis of icy asteroids along with other  solar system ‘planetesimals’, shares his latest projects, research, and speculations with us.

Did life originate on Earth?  Is Asteroid exploration more our future than colonizing Mars? Should we spread our seed, and not just our species, throughout our solar system? Can life be created from scratch?  

Dr. Bruce takes us from the inner realms of early life on Earth to the outer boundaries of spreading life of all kinds throughout the solar system. 

Enjoy the show!

Dr. Bruce Damer explores the ancient origins of biological life in Australia.


Guest - Dr. Bruce Damer on Asteroid Capture and Origin of Life

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One of our favorite regular guests, Dr. Bruce brings us up-to-date on his NASA project to capture an Asteroid and bring it into lunar orbit.  We also discuss possible life on Mars, what Earth life might survive on Mars, and what’s the latest in Origin of Life research.