Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
In reality, Earth's days are getting longer. To change our perception that time goes more quickly as we age, we need to carve in a bit of time to just be, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
The transcendence of human into information is either almost here, a step in evolution — or an impossibility, a mad dream of people who can't accept the inevitability of death, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Blogger Marcelo Gleiser imagines a conversation between a geneticist, a Buddhist, a physicist, a psychologist, and a theologian about life and the future of humanity.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The prospects can be either beatific or terrifying depending where you come from but, whatever your choice, transhumanism is here to stay, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The blockbuster movie Logan brings to the fore the moral choices of those in power as they apply scientific knowledge. It is so utterly sad it's painful to watch, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
There's a philosophical discussion considering the possibility that we are in a computer simulation, run by posthumans. Marcelo Gleiser asks: Why would an advanced species waste their time this way?
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Seven Earth-size planets have been found to orbit a dwarf star 40 light-years away. Finding life as we know it there would mean it's likely elsewhere in galaxy, too, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The issue of the right or wrong use of science emerges in the colliding front between scientists and their supporting sponsors, be they the government or the private sector, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
If there is a central lesson in the movie, it is that united we win; that what makes America great is not segregation and intolerance, but openness and inclusiveness, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Carlo Rovelli's new book is a gem: It's full of wonderful analogies and imagery — and is a celebration of the human spirit, in "permanent doubt, the deep source of science," says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Nature tends to follow rules, some of which we can understand. But we have limitations and are surrounded by mystery, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser, who recounts an unexplained event in his own life.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The expansion of the universe was sealed as fact in 1965, but the seeds for this revolutionary take on the cosmos and our place in it were planted in 1917 by a daring Einstein, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Despite overall poor reviews, a saving grace of the film is that the plot makes us reflect on our own losses and how we choose to deal with them, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
As the year ends, it's worth viewing this clip from the film Roving Mars in an effort to start the new year with hope and optimism for what we can accomplish as we work together, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
If nothing else, the story of the Star of Bethlehem tells us of a time when looking up to the skies in awe and wonder was part of most people's lives, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
As a species, we can be proud of our remarkable scientific prowess: This is an ongoing effort, a narrative we build slowly, gathering data and ideas that stretch our imagination, says Marcelo Gleiser.
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.
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.
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.
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.