Marcelo Gleiser

Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:

Our Choking Seas

Saturday, April 29, 2017

When we fill up our garbage cans, we empty them into bigger ones. The biggest one, we seem to think, is our planet. We can't keep on filling it thinking it's a bottomless pit, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Why Is Time In A Hurry?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

In reality, Earth's days are getting longer. To change our perception that time goes more quickly as we age, we need to carve in a bit of time to just be, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Is Neuroscience Rediscovering The Soul?

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The transcendence of human into information is either almost here, a step in evolution — or an impossibility, a mad dream of people who can't accept the inevitability of death, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Life And Mind At Dinner: An Allegory

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Blogger Marcelo Gleiser imagines a conversation between a geneticist, a Buddhist, a physicist, a psychologist, and a theologian about life and the future of humanity.


Would You Become An Immortal Machine?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The prospects can be either beatific or terrifying depending where you come from but, whatever your choice, transhumanism is here to stay, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.


A Mutant Holocaust In 'Logan'

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The blockbuster movie Logan brings to the fore the moral choices of those in power as they apply scientific knowledge. It is so utterly sad it's painful to watch, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Why Reality Is Not A Video Game — And Why It Matters

Thursday, March 09, 2017

There's a philosophical discussion considering the possibility that we are in a computer simulation, run by posthumans. Marcelo Gleiser asks: Why would an advanced species waste their time this way?


Trappist-1 Planet Discovery Ignites Enthusiasm In Search For Alien Life

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Seven Earth-size planets have been found to orbit a dwarf star 40 light-years away. Finding life as we know it there would mean it's likely elsewhere in galaxy, too, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Does Science Know Right From Wrong?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The issue of the right or wrong use of science emerges in the colliding front between scientists and their supporting sponsors, be they the government or the private sector, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Math To The Stars: The Ladies Of 'Hidden Figures'

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

If there is a central lesson in the movie, it is that united we win; that what makes America great is not segregation and intolerance, but openness and inclusiveness, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Reality Is Not What We Can See

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Carlo Rovelli's new book is a gem: It's full of wonderful analogies and imagery — and is a celebration of the human spirit, in "permanent doubt, the deep source of science," says Marcelo Gleiser.


When The Mysterious And Inexplicable Happens

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Nature tends to follow rules, some of which we can understand. But we have limitations and are surrounded by mystery, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser, who recounts an unexplained event in his own life.


Modern Cosmology Turns 100

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The expansion of the universe was sealed as fact in 1965, but the seeds for this revolutionary take on the cosmos and our place in it were planted in 1917 by a daring Einstein, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Love-Death-Time: The Existential Triangle At The Core Of 'Collateral Beauty'

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Despite overall poor reviews, a saving grace of the film is that the plot makes us reflect on our own losses and how we choose to deal with them, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.


Watch An Unforgettable Journey To The Red Planet

Thursday, December 29, 2016

As the year ends, it's worth viewing this clip from the film Roving Mars in an effort to start the new year with hope and optimism for what we can accomplish as we work together, says Marcelo Gleiser.


The Star Of Bethlehem And The Magi: Myth Or Reality?

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

If nothing else, the story of the Star of Bethlehem tells us of a time when looking up to the skies in awe and wonder was part of most people's lives, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Taking Stock Of The State Of The Universe

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

As a species, we can be proud of our remarkable scientific prowess: This is an ongoing effort, a narrative we build slowly, gathering data and ideas that stretch our imagination, says Marcelo Gleiser.


What Smart Aliens Could Teach Us About Survival

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Once we mix in real science with the possibility of extraterrestrial life, we can learn much about our current dilemmas and, hopefully, about our survival as a species, says Marcelo Gleiser.


ExxonMobil Vs. The World

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Oil companies once led in climate science; if they put a fraction of their profits into the search for alternative renewable fuels, they could ensure our collective well-being, says Marcelo Gleiser.


The 'Arrival' Of The Heptapods: Time Holds The Key To Everything

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Arrival speaks to all of us, making us think about where we are in life and what we've been doing with the time we have — confronting us at the individual and collective level, says Marcelo Gleiser.