Dr. Bruce Damer

Founding Director, Biota Institute, UC Santa Cruz Dept. of Biomolecular Engineering

About Dr. Bruce Damer

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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Implications of the Hot Spring Origin of Life Hypothesis and its “Engine of Emergence” in Bio-AI, the Future of Computing and Sustainable Spaceflight

Dr. Bruce Damer tells us about a new origin question now engaging science in the 21st Century—the origin of life—which may have a major impact on the future of biotechnology, computing and space. The views expressed in this article are those of the author.

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