Future Primitive

Shows re: biology


June 16th, 2017

Birthing a Future for Life

an interview with Bruce Damer

In this week’s episode Bruce Damer speaks with Joanna and Jacob Aman about: a gathering of hearts and minds exploring consciousness; using imagination for science; microtubules and the mind; finding the others in the field of knowing; a second Copernican revolution; a new model for the origin of life as a collaborative community; beyond strict Darwinism and supernaturalism; changing the narrative of separation, remembering our primordial belonging; Gaia’s greatest and most beautiful creation; from the Summer of Love to Burning Man; birthing a future for life in the cosmos; technology, biology, art and poetic tools; raising children for a sharing civilization.

Bruce Frederick Damer, PhD is a Canadian-American multidisciplinary scientist, designer, and author. Dr. Bruce Damer collaborates with colleagues developing and testing a new model for the origin of life on Earth and in the design of spacecraft architectures to provide a viable path for expansion of human civilization beyond the Earth. He began his career in the 19802 developing some of the earliest user interfaces for personal computers, led a community in the 1990s bringing the first multi-user virtual worlds to the Internet, and since 2000 supported NASA and the space industry on numerous simulations and spacecraft designs. He has spent 25 years chronicling the history of computing in his DigiBarn Computer Museum and curates archives of counterculture figures such as Dr. Timothy Leary, Terence McKenna and others. He currently serves as Principal Scientist at DigitalSpace; Associate Researcher in the Department of Biomolecular Engineering at UC Santa Cruz; Associate of the NASA Astrobiology Center; member of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life, and Founding Director of the Contact Consortium.

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“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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February 7th, 2014

Rewilding Our Hearts

an interview with Marc Bekoff

Marc Bekoff is a former Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society and a past Guggenheim Fellow. He has received, among other awards, the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society for major long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior. Marc is also an ambassador for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program, in which he works with students of all ages, senior citizens, and prisoners, and also is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Jane Goodall Institute. He and Jane co-founded the organization Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: Citizens for Responsible Animal Behavior Studies in 2000. He lectures internationally on animal behavior, cognitive ethology (the study of animal minds), and behavioral ecology, and writes a science column about animal emotion for Psychology Today.

Marc speaks with Joanna about: the morality of animals; non human animals and language; rewilding our hearts; a continuum of being; all animals are special; “born to be good”; compassionate conservation; inmediate bonding.

”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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February 1st, 2013

Re-membering our kinship with Gaia

an interview with Stephen Harrod Buhner

Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth poet and the award-winning author of fifteen books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine. Stephen lectures yearly throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, the intelligence of Nature, and the states of mind necessary for successful habitation of Earth.

His most recent works are: “Ensouling Language: On the Art of Nonfiction and the Writer’s Life”; “The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature”; “Pine Pollen: Ancient Medicine for a Modern World”;”Herbal Antibiotics, Second Edition, Revised, Expanded, Updated: Natural Alternatives for Drug-Resistant Bacteria”; “Healing Lyme Coinfections: Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Bartonella and Mycoplasma”; “Herbal Antivirals: Natural Treatments for Emerging and Resistant Viral Infections”.

http://www.gaianstudies.org/index.html

Stephen speaks with Joanna about the connection between death & nature; the ecological function of entheogens; “everything is alive, intelligent and communicating”; reclaiming your feeling sense; the ecstatic journey into the heart of the world; the inherent genius of human beings…

 

 original music by Evarusnik

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December 28th, 2012

The Watchman’s Rattle

an interview with Rebecca Costa

Rebecca Costa is a sociobiologist who offers a genetic explanation for current events, emerging trends and individual behavior. A thought-leader and provocative new voice in the mold of Thomas Friedman, Malcolm Gladwell and Jared Diamond, Costa examines “the big picture”– tracing everything from terrorism, crime on Wall Street, epidemic obesity and upheaval in the Middle East to evolutionary forces.

Retiring at the zenith of her career in Silicon Valley, Costa spent six years researching and writing “The Watchman’s Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction”.

http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/rebecca-costa
http://www.rebeccacosta.com/

 

 

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November 23rd, 2012

Our Ancestors The Bacteria

an interview with Sandor Katz

Speakers at Connecting For Change (2012)

Sandor Ellix Katz is a self-taught fermentation experimentalist who wrote the book “Wild Fermentation” in order to share the fermentation wisdom he had learned, and demystify home fermentation. Since the book’s publication in 2003, Katz has taught hundreds of fermentation workshops across North America and beyond, taking on a role he describes as a “fermentation revivalist.” Through these workshops, Katz met many different food activists—varied in their specific projects but united by a passion to bring food back to earth—who inspired him to write “The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved”. Newsweek called Wild Fermentation “the fermenting bible,” while the New Yorker wrote that Katz’s books “have become manifestos and how-to manuals for a generation of underground food activists.” His latest book is “The Art of Fermentation”, (Chelsea Green, 2012).

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Sandor speaks with Joanna about reclaiming homemade fermentation; mental health and the gut bacteria; fermentation: survival practice; fermentation and grassroots food activism; “bacteria are our ancestors”… 13:48

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May 6th, 2011

From Caterpillars to Butterflies

an interview with Elisabet Sahtouris

This is a replay of a previous interview of Dr. Sahtouris.

Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D. is an evolution biologist, futurist, author, speaker and consultant on Living Systems Design.. Citizen of the USA and Greece, she lives in Spain, where she works with Mallorca Goes Green toward sustainable local economy.  Fellow of the World Business Academy and member of the World Wisdom Council, her post-doctoral fellowship tenure was at the American Museum of Natural History in New York; she taught at MIT and the University of Massachusetts, was a UN Consultant on indigenous peoples, a science writer for the NOVA-HORIZON TV series, taught in a sustainable business MBA program and organized the Hokkaido Foundations of Science Symposium in 2008 and another in Kuala Lumpur in 2009.   Her books include: Biology Revisioned, A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us, EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution.

Dr. Sahtouris uses nature’s principles and practice, revealed in biological evolution, as useful models for organizational change. She applies them in the corporate world, in global politics and economics, in our efforts to create sustainable health and well being for humanity within the larger living systems of Earth. She appears in I Am a 2011 documentary film written, narrated, and directed by Tom Shadyac.

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October 29th, 2009

The Future of Evolution

an interview with Dr. Elisabet Sahtouri

Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris is an American/Greek evolution biologist, futurist, author and consultant on Living Systems Design.  Author of Earthdance: Living Systems in Evolution; A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us and Biology Revisioned with Willis Harman.

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