Dr. Bruce returns with a report on science field work in Australia and at the Bumpass Hell volcanic springs in California. And then following on to our last episode “Primal Theory” which took up questions on how the universe might work, Dhiren Dasu and Dr. Bruce sit down in the studio and take up the more pertinent, personal question of where humanity might be going next. We asked ourselves the question: “what is your prime driver?” We cycled through whether we should live in tune with rhythms, seeking equlibrium or be driven by cause and effect. Should we always expect to be in reaction, find vision only through strong drivers like psychedelics, be ruled by difference and inequality or come to rest in the magic of just “being here now”.Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (speaker), Dhiren Dasu (interviewer and audio recording), Ryan Norkus (cover art), Mental Physix, Paradiso & Rasamayi (music and mixing). [released 31 August 2016]


Essay by Bruce Damer introducing the Terrestrial Origins of Life Hypothesis:
A Field Trip to the Archaean in Search of Darwin’s Warm Little Pond.

Music for this episode was mixed in by Mental Physix. find more on SoundCloud:

Blue Lotus Temple of Sound and Light studio where the sessions with Dhiren are recorded:

VOICE ONLY MP3 version of this podcast for your mixing pleasure can be found here.

Find more about Dr. Bruce Damer, his projects, publications and two TEDx talks at www.damer.com

Photos from Dr. Bruce’s July 2016 field work and conference in Western Australia:

Dr. Bruce’s August 2016 field work with Prof. David Deamer and Paul Higgs at Bumpass Hell, Lassen Volcanic Park, California: