Aug 10 2023
The Dawn of a Mindful Universe: Navigating Humanity's Future with Marcelo Gleiser
In a world where the urgent call for climate action reverberates louder each day, join us on the Happy Being Well podcast as we dive deep into an enlightening conversation with special guest Marcelo Gleiser, acclaimed physicist, astronomer, and author of the thought-provoking book, "The Dawn of a Mindful Universe: A Manifesto for Humanity's Future."
Amidst the backdrop of record-breaking climate events, Marcelo Gleiser delivers a timely and impassioned manifesto for the future of humanity. Through this episode, we explore his compelling argument that reimagines our relationship with both life and the planet, challenging the conventional paradigms that have led us to the brink of an existential climate crisis.
Renowned for his extensive research and eloquent insights, Gleiser contends that our civilization's technological advancements have distanced us from nature, eroding our sense of moral purpose and compassion. By bridging the gap between cutting-edge scientific concepts and practical applications, he proposes a paradigm shift that realigns human reason and curiosity with a deep reverence for the natural world.
In this illuminating conversation, we delve into Gleiser's exploration of topics ranging from astronomy and physics to biology and the quest for extraterrestrial life. Unveiling how we can study, nurture, and safeguard life even in the face of environmental challenges, he guides us through a transformative journey towards a more mindful and sustainable future.
Marcelo Gleiser's distinguished career as a theoretical physicist and public intellectual comes to the forefront as he shares his insights on the interconnectedness of science, culture, and humanity's future. With books published in 15 languages, a strong social media presence, and his co-founding of the NPR blog "13.7," Gleiser's expertise makes him a captivating speaker and educator.
Tune in to this podcast episode to explore the compelling ideas that have garnered Marcelo Gleiser the 2019 Templeton Prize, alongside luminaries such as Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama. Discover how his groundbreaking research, commitment to science communication, and vision for a mindful universe can guide us toward a brighter, more sustainable future.
Join us as we engage with one of the most influential thinkers of our time, unraveling the complex tapestry of science, philosophy, and culture. This episode offers a unique opportunity to glean insights from a physicist whose words have the power to reshape our understanding of existence and catalyze positive change.
Don't miss this enlightening episode that ignites hope, curiosity, and a renewed sense of purpose in navigating humanity's future amidst the challenges of today's world.
About Marcelo Gleiser:
Marcelo Gleiser, the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy at Dartmouth College, is a distinguished theoretical physicist with expertise ranging from cosmology to astrobiology. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, essays, and op-eds, and is a sought-after speaker featured in TV documentaries and radio shows worldwide. His commitment to science communication led to the co-founding of the NPR blog "13.7," where he explores the intersection of science and culture. Gleiser's accolades include the 2019 Templeton Prize, the Presidential Faculty Fellows Award, and Fellowship in the American Physical Society. As a visionary intellectual, he continues to inspire positive change through his writing, speaking engagements, and commitment to interdisciplinary engagement.
Purchase Gleiser's book, The Dawn of a Mindful Universe in any bookstore offline or online including Amazon or Barnes & Noble or on his website at https://marcelogleiser.com
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