Dr. Bruce Damer is a multidisciplinary scientist, designer and speaker who has collaborated on developing on a new hypothesis for how life began on the Earth, 4 billion years ago. He also works with NASA and others on designs for new spacecraft which could open the solar system, giving a path for life beyond the Earth. Recently he has been sharing this novel understanding of how biology began to provide a working explanation for human origins and evolution, even offering an explanation of the source of the consciousness experience. He has also collected and curates a large computing collection as well as the extant library of Dr. Timothy Leary and papers and digital archives of Terence McKenna. Find out more about Bruce at www.damer.com and hear his talks and life updates at his podcast, the Levity Zone (www.levityzone.org).