Category Archives: Evolution

The Marketing Challenge of Evolution

The Denis Noble – Richard Dawkins debate is finally released. New Vanguard vs. Old Guard. It’s a marketing lesson par excellence. The debate is online here: https://evo2.org/denis-noble-debates-richard-dawkins-full-video/ Since I’m in the marketing profession I have a few comments about this. There is a marketing lesson that even a person who neither knows nor cares about…

The Two Narratives

SECULAR NARRATIVE Darwin’s theory of Evolution by Natural Selection vanquished childish notions of a creator. Life is ruthless competition of survival and reproduction. Nature is red in tooth and claw. Purpose in nature has been eradicated. Free will is an illusion. Science and religion are at war. There are no miracles. Skepticism is a virtue….

The Engineering of Consciousness with Michael Levin and Donald Hoffman

Two leading pioneers in the field of cognition discuss the sea change that is underway in consciousness and evolution: Michael Levin is 10 years ahead of multiple fields in biology, producing extraordinary breakthroughs in limb regeneration, cancer, and bioengineering. Donald Hoffman is a champion of a new model that says the cosmos is consciousness first…

Picasso Tadpoles: Michael Levin on the ‘Dark Matter’ of Biology

Dr. Michael Levin of Tufts University crosses many disciplines: computer science, embryo development, cancer and tumor research; limb regeneration; evolutionary theory and neural networks. If you watch some of Michael’s fascinating talks at https://ase.tufts.edu/biology/labs/levin/research/presentations.htm he’ll take you down his magical rabbit hole including worms that grow new heads when you cut them in half, tumors that…

Royal Society Announcement: $10 Million Prize for Life’s Origin

At the Royal Society in Great Britain 31 May 2019, Perry Marshall and investor Kevin Ham announced the $10 Million Evolution 2.0 Prize. The meeting was hosted by Oxford Professor Denis Noble FRS CBE; and Oxford Professor Paul Flather, President of the Forum for Philosophy at the London School of Economics. Denis organized the revolutionary…

Evolution 2.0, $10 Million Prize, and the Royal Society of Great Britain

We doubled the Evolution 2.0 Prize from $5 Million to $10 Million. I announced this at the Royal Society in Great Britain on Friday, May 31, 2019. The Financial Times (the UK equivalent of the Wall Street Journal) ran the story Sunday. See the FT article at www.evo2.org/ft ***Have you ever rubbed eyes and re-read…

Entrepreneurs offer $10m prize for cracking mystery of DNA

This article has been republished with written permission from The Financial Times Ltd.     Wealthy investors are offering a $10m prize to the first scientific team that can create a genetic code from simple chemicals — reproducing the unknown process that led billions of years ago to DNA as the vehicle for transmitting information…

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