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Origin of Life Scientist
Space Mission Designer
Cyberspace Pioneer 
Science Storyteller


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. 


Publications and Media

Watch Dr. Damer in action as he works his science in the field and presents it on stage. Follow some of his key academic and popular publications, books and talks.