Marcelo Gleiser

Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:

Designing Superhumans

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Gene manipulation can be of great benefit and harm to humanity — and only time will tell whether our species is mature enough to use the new technology with wisdom, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.


The Never-Learned Lesson In 'Jurassic World'

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The movie's message is that, unable to learn from past mistakes, man remains morally in the caves — but with access to increasingly more powerful technologies, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.


After Long Slumber, Philae Says Hi To The World

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The probe found enough energy to send a signal — which hadn't been guaranteed. If all goes well, we may know fairly soon whether the comet it's on carries the stuff of life, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Neil Young Is Displeased That Donald Trump Was 'Rockin' In The Free World'

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

When Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he's running for president, the soundtrack at the rally was Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," which was played loudly and repeatedly.


If You Don't Know You Are Held Captive, Does It Matter?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Commentator Marcelo Gleiser examines whether there is truth to the phrase "ignorance is bliss," delving into the nature of physical reality and the limits of knowledge.


The High Price Of What We Eat

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

We have to start asking ourselves how long we are going to ignore what is obvious — that our meat-eating culture is not environmentally sustainable, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.


Viewing A Universe In Flux

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Observing the night sky is like looking through a time machine; every image comes from a different past — a kaleidoscope of times — each telling a different story, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Merging Global Values In A More Secular America

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

When pondering whether a secular society can be moral, we must consider that there are certain values that stand above and beyond culture and faith, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.


Are We To Become Gods, The Destroyers Of Our World?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Sci-fi thriller Ex Machina explores a variable of artificial intelligence we don't see in most considerations — the potential use of emotions as control, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Pope's Coming Statement On Global Warming Will Be Significant

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pope Francis is preparing to urge world leaders to take action on global warming — an example of how scientific and religious leaderships can work together for the common good, says Marcelo Gleiser.


'Planetary' Calls For A Global Vision Shift For Earthlings

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

On this Earth Day, Marcelo Gleiser points us to a trailer of the new movie, which calls for a change in perspective — a new way of relating to each other and to the planet.


Einstein's Universe Turns 100

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Einstein's greatest lesson may be that reality is not what it seems; what we perceive as real is a distortion due to how our brains take in the world around, and within, us, says Marcelo Gleiser.


What The 'God Of The Gaps' Teaches Us About Science

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser says that to put God in our current knowledge gaps would not further our understanding of the universe. For that, we need science and its stubbornly secular approach.


Van Gogh's Turbulent Mind Captured Turbulence

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The painter's creations during his blue period mirrored nature's turbulent flows, as if his mind somehow tapped into a universal archetype, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Should You Trust That New Medical Study?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The majority of individual medical studies tend to be either premature or badly formulated, so it's best to be patient and wait for the truth to become evident, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.


Take A Shorter Shower — It's World Water Day

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Leaving politics aside, it is clear that water usage and waste are central issues of our time and we may all do well by finding ways to cut down, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.


Much Rests On The Enhanced Large Hadron Collider

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

This month, the powerful particle accelerator will be back up and running — bigger and bolder than before. Physicist Marcelo Gleiser says it may bring big discoveries or be nature's big tease.


Do Fairies Live In The Multiverse?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Little, fabulous, flying entities capable of magical deeds that defy what we think reasonable in this world may exist, but we couldn't confirm this directly, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


The Man Who Turned Life Into Magic

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Oliver Sacks is a rare soul-reader among us — and we are blessed to have him as a listener, at once scribe and bard of the human condition, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.


Clinging To Timelessness In A Changing Cosmos

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Traditional science has little to offer our longing for permanence, leading many to disenchantment, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser. Can we be scientific and satisfy our desire for transcendence?