Bruce Damer, PhD, is coauthor with David Deamer, of a new theory on the origins of life that was featured in a Scientific American cover story in 2017. His professional interests also include space exploration, virtual reality, and entheogens. He is author of Avatars: Exploring and Building Virtual Worlds on the Internet.
He begins this wide-ranging discussion by describing a series of visionary experiences that began in his childhood. He describes the significance of membranes in the evolution of life on earth — and how the same principle can be applied to the migration of humans into outer space. He discusses his involvement with counter-culture figures such as Terence McKenna as well as his use of entheogens. He argues that consciousness is best understood by carefully observing nature.
(Recorded on March 19, 2019)
Published on April 5, 2019