Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The notion that other intelligences exist in the universe is pervasive in popular culture: Aliens are often portrayed as evil invaders. Astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser ponders whether we should worry.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
The fact that science opens a window for us to peer into our deep past should be a cause for celebration, irrespective of what we find when we are able to look, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Commentator Marcelo Gleiser ponders the question: Would you be comfortable dying, knowing that another you, a copy, would still be alive?
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Our planet is getting steadily warmer — and ignoring this fact is like stepping in front of a train and hoping that if we close our eyes, it won't hit us, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Photographer Jacob F. Lucas put together a book called Commute Culture, addressing how technology is changing human connections. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser caught up with him for an interview.
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
At this time of introspection and self-analysis, commentator Marcelo Gleiser shares some thoughts that have come to him in the course of writing books and essays over the years.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says that while he enjoys sci-fi speculation like most people, he also thinks there is a chance, in viewing recent films, to learn something about ourselves and our planet.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Rev. Libby Lane has been a parish priest for 20 years. She will be consecrated on Jan. 26, becoming the first female bishop since the church was founded five centuries ago.