Marcelo Gleiser

Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:

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.


The Key To America's Future? Science

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

We must unify America around the need for science and STEM education as the only guarantee for prosperity: Only education can keep America great, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Lessons On Time Loops And Power Loops From 'Doctor Strange'

Friday, November 11, 2016

The film reminds us we are the sum total of our choices and must consider carefully where they lead — good to remember in these post-election days, and in life, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


An Issue That Should Bring Us Together: The State Of Our Planet

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Thoughts of colonization of other planets aside — stuff that stands far away in the future — our problems are right here and right now, affecting us globally, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Seeing The Reality Of Atoms And Molecules

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In the early 20th century, we weren't able to visualize reactions of tiny matter. We didn't doubt they were there, but we weren't sure of the details. Now we are, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Are We Turning Into Machines?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The challenge we face is to keep a healthy balance between power-on life and power-off life — to be sure we don't become something we are not, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Would You Trust A Self-Driving Car?

Saturday, October 08, 2016

California's governor just signed a bill to allow testing of driverless cars. The future is here — but it's important to consider the consequences as development moves ahead, says Marcelo Gleiser.


How Does Molecular Action In The Brain Make Thoughts?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The hope is that the connectome, a map of all neural connections, will somehow address how physical processes are connected with consciousness, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.


A New Culture Of Cooperation In Academia Is Emerging

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A liberal arts education was supposed to expose students to the sciences and the humanities without exploring their affinities or overlaps — but this era is coming to an end, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Is Running Good Or Bad For Your Health?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

It makes some sense that too much of a good thing may end up being bad for you, but, so far, the science hasn't proved this to be true of running, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Are Aliens Talking To Us?

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

There are lessons to be learned in the false detection of alien signals: Sure, we should keep on listening, but we also should understand our role as guardians of Earth, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Can Science Crack The 'Hardest' Question?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Where did the world come from? Unless future physicists make new observations from the Big Bang, it's hard to contemplate any science coming from the first originating event, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Excitement, Frustration, Glory: The Olympics — Or Science?

Sunday, August 21, 2016

There is a herolike narrative in science that is not that far from a sports narrative — the striving for success with the hope of bringing something unimagined to the field, says Marcelo Gleiser.


The Porous Boundary Between Science And The Mysterious

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.


The Madness Of Humanity Part 4: Science Vs. Religion

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.


The Madness Of Humanity Part 3: Tribalism

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.


The Madness Of Humanity Part 2: Planetary Predation

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.


The Madness Of Humanity: Nuclear Weapons And M.A.D.

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.