Ep. 63: Perry Marshall - Randomness and Evolution 2.0


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Among the things we like to do here, is speak to people who look at phenomena from slightly different lenses. Today, that phenomenon is evolution and my guest is Perry Marshall. Perry is an entrepreneur, an engineer, an expert on online market, and someone who has very thoroughly looked at the science of evolution. He has written a book entitled Evolution 2.0 - Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design.

Evolution 2.0 aims to look at evolution in a way that is different to what advocates of Intelligent Design and Neo-Darwinism believe. Perry's insights are fascinating and thought provoking. Regardless of whether you are and Atheist-Agnostic like me, a hardcore Atheist, religious, or simply spiritual, I think you will find the discussion extremely interesting. Perry and I cover:

  • His background and how he got into studying evolution in the first place (Perry is the son of a pastor and grew up as a devout Christian);
  • How he got himself "unstuck" in his research (and the links between evolution and internet algorithms);
  • Randomness and gene adaptation;
  • Intelligent design versus neo-Darwinism;
  • Symbiotic life;
  • Bacteria;
  • CRISPR and gene editing;
  • Loads more!

Show notes:

Perry's site Cosmic Fingerprints;

Evolution 2.0;


The microbiome;

Ted Talk - "How Bacteria Talk";


Barbara McClintock's "Jumping Gene";

Radiolab "From Tree to Shining Tree"


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