Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
New human possibilities materialized with the arrival of the the Enlightenment in the 17th and 18th centuries. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says its time to pick up the banner and move forward again.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
We don't have all the answers; many big questions hang over the world of theoretical physics. Is this business as usual? Or symptom of a major crisis in our understanding of nature?
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
If nature is like a game played by the gods, scientists are the observers trying to figure out the rules. Physicist Marcelo Gleiser asks: Can our knowledge ever be complete?
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Recent results cast doubt on claims that a much-hyped experiment has detected signals from the Big Bang itself. That's just another example of science in the making, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
Friday, June 20, 2014
The World Cup is on, a festival of amazing teamwork and theatric tribalism. Billions of humans love soccer. Are games a mark of intelligence, something we should expect to find across the cosmos?
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Humanity is slowly transforming, evolving into a new species, growing together with its technology. Marcelo Gleiser asks: How will we maintain our sense of self as we become something else?
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
There is no end to how much we can know of reality. But we can never know everything, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Don't get fooled into believing you know what reality is, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser. It's a trick the brain plays on us, an illusion spun together out of our many bodily senses.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Does a mind need a body to exist? To be happy? Science fiction has been wrestling with these questions for years and commentator Marcelo Gleiser suggests that we heed Hollywood's latest warning.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
We don't often think about it but we are deeply connected to the universe and deeply indebted to mother Earth. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says its time we treated her with respect.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
NASA's Kepler satellite has spotted an Earth-like planet in the habitable zone of another star. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says this "a truly remarkable achievement."
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
We are all connected chemically to the universe; life, if it exists out there, will share the same roots as life here. Yet, we must be the only humans in the cosmos, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
It's been four decades since the idea of supersymmetry was proposed as a better way to explain the universe. The problem is, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser, that we haven't been able to prove it.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The right person can make all the difference in your life. Marcelo Gleiser has benefitted from more than one mentor in his life. Now he gives his time to others and encourages you to do the same.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
How much can theories tell us about nature? For one thing, they can't tell you the truth. A recent cosmic discovery about the earliest moments of the Big Bang highlights this conundrum.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Evidence of ultra-fast cosmic expansion forces us to confront the possibility that the multiverse exists. But how will we ever know? It's a problem that could leave us tangled up in knots.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Scientists last week revealed evidence of gravitational waves from the very beginning of the universe. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser asks: Are we closer to understanding creation itself?
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Is civilization on the brink of collapse? Every age has its seers who falsely claim that all is rotten. But it's also true, as a new study notes, that history is littered with examples of implosion.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A remarkable new book brings Plato back to teach us how to make our lives matter and why philosophy is here to stay. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser can't recommend it enough.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
The gift of believing in imagination, enjoying it as if it's real, usually falls away in adulthood. But keeping the door open between the imagined and real worlds can show us the way forward.