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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 $10 million quest for the missing link between the information age and life itself.
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Evolution 2.0 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 $10 million quest for the missing link between the information age and life itself.
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    What Exactly Is Cancer Anyway?

    What Exactly Is Cancer Anyway?

    This is a unique show in the Finding Genius series. Podcast founder and host Richard Jacobs cites Perry Marshall’s ideas as the impetus for starting the Finding Genius podcast.
    In this discussion, listeners can learn more about why and hear about the Cancer & Evolution Symposium Marshall has helped construct on cancer and evolutionary biology.
    He explains:

    What the basic ideas of his book Evolution 2.0 are, namely an argument for a new model for evolution that better fits organisms’ active adaptations
    How cancer is evolution gone wild and why better cancer treatment necessitates adopting this new conception of evolution
    Which topics and speakers appear in the Cancer and Evolution Symposium and a preview of several exciting findings they presented.
    Perry Marshall is an author and highly influential business consultant with an electrical engineering background. In this discussion, he connects the foundational ideas in Evolution 2.0 with cutting-edge cancer science. Marshall lost his father to cancer at age 17 and has followed the theories behind its treatment ever since. He reminds listeners that common cancer therapy treatment only works routinely with early-stage cancer.
    Alternatively, he says that when cancer reaches stages 3 and 4, survival chances are not that much better than they were in 1930. Therefore, there must be a lag in how we are addressing serious cancer diagnoses. This lag is connected with a traditional view of passive evolutionary theory rather than theories like that of Professor Henry Heng, who claims evolution is actively engineered by organisms themselves; in addition, they are able to pass those engineered traits to their offspring.
    Henry Heng was one of the speakers at the Cancer and Evolution Symposium along with Columbia University Medical Center’s Azra Raza and evolutionary theorist James Shapiro from the University of Chicago. Dr. Heng connects this theory of evolution and cancer, noting that treatments like chemo destroy about 98% of the cancer cells while the few remaining develop massive wholesale restructuring of their DNA and are then more equipped to spread and survive. Importantly, this restructuring is active rather than a random accident of mutations.
    Marshall explains these ideas in more detail and discusses other topics covered by the speakers. He describes the symposium as a world-class collection of cancer and evolutionary theorists coming together to address cancer evolution and disable the cancer treatment lag. The symposium took place October 14th through 16th, 2020.
    To learn more - see the symposium website: cancerevolution.org.

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    5 Amazing Things about Cancer, Viruses and Evolution

    5 Amazing Things about Cancer, Viruses and Evolution

    Perry Marshall was invited to Notre Dame Business School to present at a masters level class on new trends in medicine and biology. This talk canvases a spectrum of issues from COVID- 19, virus evolution and the dark underbelly of cancer research.
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    Ways to Win the Evolution 2.0 Prize

    Ways to Win the Evolution 2.0 Prize

    Perry Marshall discusses avenues of research that may uncover the mystery of what makes life alive.
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    • 43 min
    COVID Accelerates the Uberization of Food

    COVID Accelerates the Uberization of Food

    In 2019, I interviewed Joel Salatin, advocate of alternate farming. Our conversation prompted me to predict for the decade 2020 - 2029 that laws would be overturned making local food production and distribution a rising economic force. I didn't know then that COVID was about to speed that process up 10X. Here's what's happened since then.
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    Picasso Tadpoles: Michael Levin on the 'Dark Matter' of Biology

    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 heal themselves and eyes planted on tails that actually work. In this interview, Michael explodes the myth that "we've got it mostly figured out." The truth is closer to 1% understanding and 99% is Dark Matter. Discover Michael's research at https://allencenter.tufts.edu/our-team/michael-levin/ and http://www.drmichaellevin.org.
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    • 53 min
    Cancer’s $250 Billion Elephant-In-The-Room

    Cancer’s $250 Billion Elephant-In-The-Room

    Azra Raza treated cancer patients for 30 years, but not even the loss of her Oncologist husband could provoke her to write a book. It took the death of her daughter’s dearest 22 year old friend - when suddenly she realized she had to speak up. Here we discuss the one most important thing that The System overlooks - THE PATIENT’S ANGUISH - and speaks out about the state of cancer research in the 21st century. Groupthink, sexism, ignorance of history, and absence of empathy… and no one is in charge.
    A quarter-trillion dollars later, we’re still carrying out the same punishing treatments we were doling out in the 1970s - where life extensions of six weeks are heralded as "breakthroughs." We discuss the “Cancer Cambrian” and the great black hole that is our grasp of cancer cellular evolution. Finally, witness Azra’s dream of a superior system for detecting and beating cancer.

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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Brianrob1 ,

Thought Provoking!

Fantastic thought provoking discussions.

Timbuddy7 ,

Leading edge

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.

derdagian1 ,

Correct

That is derdagianism. It does not happen by random mutation.

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