Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Imagine how sad it would be if, one day, we arrived at the end of knowledge — that would be incomparably worse than embracing doubt as the unavoidable partner of a curious mind, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Science is not out there to kill people's faiths: Science is out there to make sense of the world we live in — and when science gets pitched against religion, everyone loses, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Tribalism is deeply ingrained in our value system — but we can commit to goals without radicalizing them, to support groups without demonizing others, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Even with all the uncertainty in the numbers, we seem to be marching towards a point of saturation, where our current practices and needs will exhaust what the planet can offer, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
What would happen if the world's countries armed with nuclear weapons engaged in all-out confrontation? Marcelo Gleiser considers this in the first of a series of essays on our collective future.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Juno's scientists will be the first ones to see things about Jupiter no one has ever seen before. For a few brief moments, they will share a silent bond with Galileo, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Imagine how sad it would be if we one day arrived at the end of knowledge — no new questions to explore, no boundaries to expand, no great discoveries ahead, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Even if chiral molecules are part of the ingredients of new planets, the choice of chirality could vary randomly from star-forming region to star-forming region, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
There's nothing more interesting for a scientist than to have the unexpected show up, as if nature is trying to nudge us to look in a different direction, says Marcelo Gleiser of new CERN data.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Fearing science is not the same as fearing what we are capable of: In the end, it's all really about us, what we can create and what we do with what we create, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
We love aliens because they are a reflection of who we are, representing both the worst and the best in humanity, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
How can we acquire an outsider's view of a system that we belong to without compromising what we see? As we confront such questions, we are like a fish in a bowl, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Life, for all its remarkable diversity, displays also a remarkable unity; it would be amazing if life as we don't know it is, after all, life as we do know it, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
It's clear global warming is gradually changing our planet's climate and landscapes: The pace may not be exactly mirrored by predictions, but to expect that would be unrealistic, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
People associate such feelings with the release of endorphins, but one recent study proposes different body-secreted chemicals, endocannabinoids, as the trigger, says endurance runner Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The essence of a constructive dialogue between faith and science is to recognize that we are all in this together — and that our perplexity at being alive is one and the same, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Trying not to be very apocalyptic (but being so), a very big solar storm could disrupt the fabric of society as we know it: The danger exists and is palpable, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
If you don't look with the right eyes, you don't see how pervasive and all-encompassing math is — it even engenders debate as to whether it goes beyond human invention, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Many people interpret the word "theory" as iffy knowledge, based on speculative thinking: It is used indiscriminately to indicate things we know and things we aren't sure about, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Even with the amazing steps of DeepMind in the game of Go, we can still sleep in peace for now while we find safeguards that will protect us from our own inventions, says Marcelo Gleiser.