KMO welcomes science writer Chip Walter, author of Thumbs Toes and Tears and Other Traits that Make Us Human, back to the podcast to discuss the evolutionary origins of kissing and the role that this curiously delightful behavior plays in making us distinctly us.
Chip's book, Thumbs, Toes, and Tears: And Other Traits That Make Us Human, was recently released in a paperback edition with a foreword by Ray Kurzweil. If you want to read what Ray Kurzweil has to say about Chip's book, you can find that foreword along with Chip's article, Why Language Is All Thumbs on Ray Kurzweil's website.
Later in the program, KMO discusses the eco-village project that Alan Shoemaker has embarked on in Iquitos, Peru. Alan will return on Friday's podcast to talk about the 4th Annual International Amazonian Shamanism Conference.
In the episode KMO reads from Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson and The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook: Recipes for Changing Times. Of course, you can find both books in the C-Realm Amazon store, but you can also read Prometheus Rising on-line for free: