Bruce Fenton, A Better Human Origin Story |429|
10.01.2019 - By Skeptiko – Science at the Tipping Point
Bruce Fenton uses solid science to back up his remarkable conclusions about the origin of humans.
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Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:00] Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. I’m your host Alex Tsakiris and I have an interview coming up in a minute with this gentleman, you can see on the screen if you’re watching, his name is Bruce Fenton, and during the interview I’m going to do my best to shoot down his theories, I’ve lined up a couple of points. But I’ve got to warn you that at the end of the day, I’m going to probably have to admit that I can’t, and that’s a huge problem because what Bruce Fenton and his wife Daniella claim to have done with their research is nothing less than crack the code on human evolution, crack the code on our origins. And done it in a way that, I’ve got to say, will completely upset everything you think you know about the whole Out of Africa thing, the Darwin thing, and even more significantly the who we are, why are we here thing.
So, like I said, I’m going to plough forward, I’m going to do my best, but I just have to warn you, your world may shift rather radically about an hour, an hour and a half from now.
Bruce, welcome to Skeptiko, it’s been so great getting to know you and thanks so much for joining me.
Bruce Fenton: [00:01:35] Thank you, it’s a pleasure. I’m really looking forward to the chat and hopefully, yeah, everyone gets something out of it.
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Alex Tsakiris: [00:01:42] Great. Well, I’ve been leaving up on the screen this Skeptiko Jeopardy board, which is a little game I like to play, but let me back up and maybe you could give us a brief bio of you. We could go on and on, it’s just amazing, your personal experience is amazing on a lot of different levels, both in terms of what you’ve experienced, experienced in the way that people talk about experiences and strange experiences, but also just in terms of your experience in terms of doing real research an d interfacing with science and all that stuff. And then we could get into Daniella, your wife, and some of the strangeness of that.
I do want to bring it back to three books because we’re not going to specifically talk about these books during the show, but we’re going to pick out pieces. So I’ve laid a lot on the table there to unpack but tell us a little bit about who you are and maybe what these books are all about.
Bruce Fenton: [00:02:41] Yeah, I mean in terms of research and an interest in, I suppose, mysterious subjects with the ancient mysteries, the workings of human consciousness, and a lot of other things, my beginnings in that go back to perhaps 11 years old. I remember having a collection of cards called the Ancient Mysteries of the World Set, which they came free with tea leaves my grandmother would buy and she would give me these cards. And they just got me an interest in these topics, things like crystal skulls, pyramids, lake monsters, all of the strange things that we’re all probably familiar with from mysteries and occult and all the rest of it.
That’s probably where I’d say I got interested, but in terms of real research, I guess,