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Aug 17, 2022 Interstellar Foundation
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July group meeting of the Interstellar Foundation meeting hosted by Nick Searra and including a brief talk by Dr. Bruce Damer introducing the new term "urability" as factors for worlds which have a capacity to start life, the "Fl" term in the Drake Equation. A summary of the Hot Spring Hypothesis for an Origin of Life is included. Damer talk joins others of interest to the field of Astrobiology.
Topics: origin of life, golden record, AI, Interstellar communications
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Jul 20, 2022 TRU Alumni Association, Dustin McIntyre
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Episode #10 – Kamloops to NASA, Dr. Bruce Damer Dr. Bruce Damer (Distinguished Alumnus) is a leading scientist who is asking the question ‘how did life begin?’ He joins Dustin McIntyre as they dig deeper into Dr. Damer’s research into the question of the beginning of life, as well as his other research and projects.
Topics: origin of life, Kamloops, Thompson Rivers University, Science, protocells, space
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Jun 11, 2022 Dr. Bruce Damer, McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy
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Dr. Bruce Damer presents It’s High Time for Science: Psychedelics as Tools for Scientific Discovery At ESPD '55 May 25, 2022 @ 1:45 pm, St. Giles House, Dorset, England UK. From Isaac Newton to Albert Einstein to today, Science has relied upon its own brand of “mystical experience” to make substantial progress. For certain kinds of minds, intense downloads of visionary experiences arrive at opportune moments to transform a long-sought inquiry into discoveries which change history. It...
Topics: creativity, genius, psychedelics, meditation, Endo and Exo, Endotripping, origin of life, Gerald...
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NHK Japan documentary series "Roots" (in Japanese) featuring the work of David Deamer and Bruce Damer to polymerize RNA and form protocells at Fly Geyser in Nevada during field work in November 2021
Topics: origin of life, RNA, evolution
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Bruce Damer and Matthew Segall interviewed by David Sloan Wilson for the Human Energy/Noosphere in the 21st Century According to his bio, Bruce Damer “has spent his life pursuing two great questions: How did life on Earth begin, and how can we give that life (and ourselves) a sustainable pathway into the cosmos? His primary research interest is “The Hot Springs Hypothesis for the Origin of Life”. Matthew Segall teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and has specialized...
Topics: Origin of life, Noosphere, Process Philosohpy, Whitehead, Evolution
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Dec 23, 2021 Mason Hargrave
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Bruce Damer: The Origins of Life on Solutions with Mason Hargrave (Dec 23, 2021, recorded August 2021) Dr. Bruce Damer is the founding director and chief scientist of the BIOTA Institute. His work has touched on a vast array of topics, ranging from programming some of the first graphic user interfaces for personal computers, to asteroid mining, to establishing the hot spring hypothesis for the origins of life.
Topics: Origin of life, graphical user interfaces, computer history, asteroid mining, AI, complexity
NASA PCE3 Workshop: HCN In Warm Little Ponds & Proto Peptides Ben Pearce Jay Forsythe (intro by David Deamer & Bruce Damer). In this NASA sponsored  Prebiotic Chemistry and Early Earth Environments (PCE3) workshop postdoc Ben Pearce and assistant professor Jay Forsythe discuss prebiotic chemistry on the early Earth, Titan, Mars and other worlds.  Prof. David Deamer and Dr. Bruce Damer introduced the speakers and offered for the first time a new term "urability", the...
Topics: origin of life, titan, exoplanets, prebiotic chemistry
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Daniel Kottke Boots his Apple1 Replica on his original monitor (Aug 3, 2021) and relates some fascinating autobiographical stories.
Topics: Daniel Kottke, Apple Computer, Apple1, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs
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Apr 20, 2021 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce returns for the first Levity Zone of 2021 to mark "Terence Day" celebrating 21 years since entheo-raconteur Terence McKenna passed through the azure veil on April 3rd, 2000. Terence's call to dissolve the boundaries which separate us inspired this rap on how humanity might move forward with healing the trauma beneath these divisions. Since Terence's time we know these boundaries better than ever and the little inner personalities within which can sometimes drive us to be...
Topics: Terence McKenna, boundary dissolution, healing trauma, novelty, complexification, origin of life
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Answers In Atheism featuring Bruce Damer & Dimiter Kunnev on Origin Of Life Hosted by "SpeedOfSound" Mike Bruzenak. This two way conversation covered the latest Hot Springs Hypothesis origin of life research with a proposal for peptide bridges with nucleic acids being a pathway toward the origin of Darwinian selection (Dr. Bruce commented to Dr. Kunnev that the model needed testable experiments). Answers In Atheism tackles creationists and "young Earthers" and they...
Topics: Origin of Life, chemistry, Astrobiology
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Mar 1, 2021 Dayalbagh Educational Institution, Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer presenting at the Dayalbagh Educational Institution Science of Consciousness Conference (Jan 1, 2021). Title: From mechanism to metaphysics to meaning, a new view of consciousness sourced in the science of life's origins Recent discoveries from the science of the origin of life informs a new view of how the living world began and then evolved into the deeply interconnected and complex medium we now experience.  After four billion years of stacked evolution, the collective...
Topics: origin of life, consciousness, synchronous field