This is the final audience Q&A session for Ojai Salon number two (podcast 13). We continue with Dennis, Jeff and Dr. Bruce delving deeply into the mad mesmeric monkey, creator of one of the greatest diversions in history from our path to personal freedom and to fashioning a better world by 2050. 100,000 years ago did the mad monkey run off with history’s greatest secret? In the 21st Century will we finally witness the waning of male blood lust as he puts down the spear? You’ve spread our genes, monkey, but return now to our mitochondrial mother. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (intro, editing), Steve Murtaugh (music-see his Splanc portfolio here), Jacob Aman (art), Jeffrey Harris (photography). [released 21 August 2013]

Mitochondrial Eve (Southern Africa) from Wikipedia: In the field of human geneticsMitochondrial Eve, who is estimated to have lived approximately 140,000–200,000 years ago, refers to the matrilineal most recent common ancestor (MRCA) of all currently living anatomically modern humans. In other words, she was the most recent woman from whom all living humans today descend, on their mother’s side, and through the mothers of those mothers, and so on, back until all lines converge on one person.