Origin of Life Scientist
Space Mission Designer
Dr. Bruce Damer works on one of life greatest mysteries: How did life on Earth begin 4 billion years ago?
Dr. Damer is co-author of the breakthrough Hot Spring Hypothesis. Just as Darwin suspected, life really may have begun in a "warm little pond". In addition to laboratory and field studies at hot spring analogs around the world, Dr. Damer's institute, BIOTA, considers the implications of its origin scenario for evolutionary biology, computer science, philosophy and the search for life in the universe.
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What if a planet that can sustain life is very rare? What if complex, super organisms like humans are even rarer? How would this change your perspective on the future?
A compelling and entertaining speaker, Dr. Damer tells the tale of an emerging scientific theory of how life may have begun on earth 4 billion years ago and why this new story may be vital to shaping our role as planetary stewards and is perhaps even mission critical to our future here on earth, and beyond in the cosmos.
As a multi-disciplinary scientist, Dr. Damer speaks on numerous subjects related to his origin of life work to a wide variety of audiences around the world.