By Perry Marshall
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The Evolution 2.0 Podcast explores the intersection of art, technology, business, biology and spirituality. Discover new trends in evolution that change the way we think about everything. Host Perry Marshall is author of Evolution 2.0 and founded the Evolution 2.0 Technology Prize, a $5 million quest for the missing link between the information age and life itself.
||CleanBryan’s Story: From Missionary to Almost Atheist to Present Day #24||The opening shot of my book Evolution 2.0 is an argument between me and my brother about evolution. Bryan had been a missionary in China, but in four years he went from right-wing Christian seminary grad to almost atheist. He was dragging me with him. I wasn’t enjoying it, but I knew I had to be intellectually honest. I found myself retreating to what I know best, which is science. I said, “Bryan, look at the hand at the end of your arm. I’m an engineer, and your hand is a fine, fine piece of engineering. You don’t think your hand is an accumulation of random accidents, do you?” Bryan was good and ready for that question, and he pushed back with a standard-issue Darwinian answer. His answer didn’t quite jive with my experience… but I admitted my intuitions could be wrong. So instead of arguing, I decided to dive down the rabbit hole. I resolved to get to the hard truth, and follow it wherever it carried me. Our argument in the back of a Chinese bus led to a book that took six years to write, a technology prize, and a quest for life’s origin that now includes some of the world’s most renowned scientists at top universities. You can read the rest of that story in Evolution 2.0. But… what about Bryan? Recently we held a business seminar where we presented Evolution 2.0 and the technology prize as a case study. Everyone at the seminar was asking Bryan “OK, so what’s your story?” Here is Bryan’s story…||1/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with John Feldman of Symbiotic Earth||Symbiotic Earth conveys one of the most important biographies of the last 50 years. It’s no exaggeration to say that Lynn Margulis’ contribution to science is in the same league as Jim Watson, Francis Crick, Stephen Hawking and Barbara McClintock. It profiles a contrarian woman who was a force of nature, without indulging in sentimentality or bitterness about how long it took for her ideas to get accepted. Everyone who is interested in living things, evolution, or the environment must watch this film. In this interview, I talk to John about his film and his history with Lynn Margulis.||12/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Logos to Bios: Perry Marshall Interviews Wynand De Beer||Wynand De Beer has written a beautiful book From Logos to Bios. He links diverse ideas from the ancient Greeks and their ideas about mathematics and life with recent evolutionary discoveries like convergence and orthogenesis. He offers a new framework for evolutionary models that recognize the deteriorating state of the Darwinism, replacing it with a more elegant model. Perry Marshall interviews Wynand, who shares not only surprisingly relevant insights from ancient philosophers, but also his personal story.||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Sacred Space is Never Empty: Interview with Victoria Smolkin||Many have claimed atheism was only incidental to the operation of communism under Lenin, Stalin and the old Soviet Union. Victoria Smolkin's new book "A Sacred Space is Never Empty" is the first book to closely examine the role of atheism in Russia. She explains why the Soviet government promoted atheism so assiduously and expended great efforts to crush religion. In this conversation, Dr. Smolkin approaches this issue with scholarly precision, and explains the true meaning behind her book's intriguing title.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElon Musk, Joe Rogan & The Mythical AI Singularity||Podcaster Joe Rogan sat down with Elon Musk. They discussed AI & Evolution. (Full interview at https://youtu.be/ycPr5-27vSI.) Entrepreneur Tim Berthold mentioned the Elon interview to bestselling author, speaker, engineer and strategy consultant Perry Marshall. Perry explains why the "Singularity" (the prediction that we're all going to upload ourselves into the cloud someday and live on the web) is a crackerjack distraction from the REAL problems. Perry is acutely aware of the *real* dangers after teaching over one million marketers how to advertise on Google. Sleep with one eye open.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSaving the World with Audie Cashion||I just did a rock-em-sock-em interview with Audie Cashion of World Peace Center. We dug into… The business secrets of blue-green algaeWhy you gotta pay attention to the pendulum swings in cultureThe germ of the idea of equality…and what it means in an unequal 80/20 worldWhy you must find your tribe…and how to know when you’ve found itHow non-profits need to think if they really want to save the world And a lot more. Listen to the interview here!||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Central Dogma and the Weismann Barrier: Does Genetic Information Flow Both Ways? Denis Noble Interview||For a century, the belief was that genetic information built organisms, never the other way around. A new paper by Denis Noble definitively proves otherwise. The paper is called “Central Dogma or Central Debate.” In this interview, Denis explains the revolution that is going on in genetics.||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Quammen Interview - The Tangled Tree: A New History of Life||David Quammen's book "The Tangled Tree: A New History of Life" tells the story of evolution through the eyes of Carl Woese, a not-terribly-famous but truly ingenious revolutionary who flipped evolution on its side, literally 90 degrees. He upended Darwin's famous tree of life, showing that genes can come from almost anywhere. Woese's contributions are believed by some to be as great as Darwin's. The view of evolution that Woese brought truly was a genuine revolution. Here, David Quammen engages with Perry Marshall in a wide ranging conversation about who the real heroes in evolutionary science actually are.||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClaude Shannon: A Mind at Play Interview with Authors Rob Goodman & Jimmy Soni||Biographers of Claude Shannon, Titan of Information Theory||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConflict Thesis and the War Between Science and Religion with Historian Ted Davis||Did people in the Middle Ages believe the Earth was flat? Were Christians the enemy of Copernicus? Are science and religion enemies? Dr. Ted Davis, professor of the history of science and religion tells us the real story.||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvolution 2.0 Highly Abridged Introduction||The Young Earth Creationist and His Curious Daughter. Dinner with my friend Bob, a Young Earth Creationist, and his 12 year old daughter Melanie takes a peek at how evolution really works.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvolution 2.0: Highly Abridged - The Road To Code||What we know about codes has sweeping implications for not only science but philosophy and religion as well. We define terms and make clear who should read this book, and who will likely be too offended to bother reading it.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvolution 2.0: Highly Abridged - Ch#1 Bro, I'm Losing My Religion||In four years, my younger brother Bryan went from seminary grad and missionary in China to the doorstep of atheism - and he was dragging me with him. This was an earthquake for everyone in my family, because we’re pastor’s kids.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvolution 2.0: Highly Abridged - Ch#2 Evolution: Truth Or Fiction||Because I’m an Electrical Engineer, I decided to let science decide this for me: Does nature really point us to atheism? Or does science favor faith? Darwinian theory is consistently challenged by doctors and engineers. Does that mean the engineers know something the biologists don’t? Or do the biologists know something the engineers don’t know? I resolved to find out. And I also encountered strong evidence for an evolutionary history of the earth.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvolution 2.0: Highly Abridged - Ch#3 Confessions Of A Science Geek||My first business was building stereo equipment and I was selling my brand in a retail store when I was 17. Later I worked in manufacturing, acoustics, and digital networking. What does engineering tell us about evolution?||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvolution 2.0: Highly Abridged - Ch#4 Pity The Fruit Fly: Testing Randomness||100 years ago, biologists discovered they could generate DNA mutations with radiation, which was easy to do. They were excited because they believed they could now accelerate evolution. They tried experiments with fruit flies for decades. They learned a great deal about which genes perform certain functions… but as far as generating evolutionary events, those experiments were a total failure. There had to be something more to evolution that we didn’t understand.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvolution 2.0: Highly Abridged - Ch#5 Eureka! Information. Theory!||I had a huge epiphany when I realized that everything I knew about 1s and 0s as a communication engineer applied to DNA. This sliced through a LOT of nonsense a lot of people were spouting about evolution. It also indicated who I could safely listen to and what I was likely to find as I dug deeper.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvolution 2.0: Highly Abridged - Ch#8 Code First, Evolution Second||A friend accidentally meets the inventor of digital imaging in an Oregon coffee shop, and the world’s first digital photo is Russell Kirsch’s son Walden in 1957. This sparks insight into the early history of life.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvolution 2.0: Highly Abridged - Ch#11 Blade#1: Transposition||Barbara McClintock discovered corn plants can re-program their own DNA in 1944. But her colleagues thought she was crazy so she took her work underground for 20 years. But she won the Nobel Prize in 1983. Turns out nearly every cell in existence can cut, splice, and re-arrange its DNA - reprogramming itself when times get tough.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvolution 2.0: Highly Abridged - The Five Blades of the Evolution 2.0 Swiss Army Knife||Creationists say evolution has never been observed and cannot create new species. But if you know what to do, you can make new species at will with hybrids. A major blade in the evolutionary Swiss army knife.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvolution 2.0: Highly Abridged - About The Prize||How to win the Evolution 2.0 Prize.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLynn Margulis, Vindicated Rebel - James MacAllister & Ray Noble||Referred to as “Science’s Unruly Earth Mother”, a “vindicated heretic”and a “scientific rebel”, Lynn Margulis was an American evolutionary theorist, biologist, and science author. She was the primary modern proponent for symbiosis in evolution. Throughout her career, Margulis’ work aroused intense objection (one grant application elicited the response, “Your research is crap, do not bother to apply again”,) and her formative paper, “On the Origin of Mitosing Cells,” appeared in 1967 – after being rejected by numerous journals. Her papers are now permanently archived in the Library of Congress, and she is considered to be one of the 20th century’s most important inspirational leaders.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with J. Scott Turner, Author of Purpose and Desire||Purpose and Desire is yet another in a line of PRO-evolution books by highly credible, mainstream biologists who are stepping forward and insisting that The Emperor really does have No Clothes.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeowulf & Reaching the Bottom of the Evolution Swamp||How do you get to the bottom of an impossibly murky topic and find the truth?||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Been a follower of Perry for many years and love his expansion into these topics. I believe these are the era-defining topics today and I’m glad this show is talking with all the right thought leaders.
That is derdagianism. It does not happen by random mutation.
Love it! There’s a new scientific revolution about to happen and Evolution 2.0 podcast is thought provoking and interesting. Love to hear from cutting edge scientists about these new purely scientific ideas!