Marcelo Gleiser: Premio Templeton Foundation, Videos no Brasil, debates, etc.

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https://www.templeton.org/news/marcelo-gleiser-awarded-2019-templeton-prize

Marcelo Gleiser Awarded 2019 Templeton Prize

Marcelo Gleiser was born in Rio de Janeiro to an influential family in Rio’s Jewish community and received a conservative Hebrew school education.  He began college majoring in chemical engineering but soon shifted to physics, receiving a Bachelor of Science from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in 1981. The next year, he earned a master’s in physics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and, in 1986, a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from King’s College London.

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Meu comentário postado neste vídeo:

Congratulations. Prof. Gleiser I think you could do a great job for humankind. Look to this people in Rio now – the majority in favelas, surrounding few rich communities. None of both sides are interested in the rational enquiry of the meaning of Cosmos, life, and evolution of humankind. With this people we go nowhere else than extinction. Only a new strong discovery about real Nature could bring on a new world view able to change this suicidal, chaotic, animalist or mystic neuronal configuration. So, I would appreciate you spending a few time on this suggestion at http://theuniversalmatrix.com They found a new meaning for Cosmos, life and human existence when searching the evolutionary link between Cosmological Evolution and Biological Evolution, a different theory about life’s origins. As a man of Science you need to wake up for the fact that separating Universal Evolution into two separated chapters without an evolutionary link can not be rational. It is the first cause humans in Rio and elsewhere are alienated from Nature and behaving as suicidals.

Livros de Marcelo a ler:

The Dancing Universe ( 2005) ( kindle – U$ 17,00)

https://www.amazon.com/Dancing-Universe-Creation-Understanding-Technology/dp/158465466X

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Debate no Peaceful Science sobre Marcelo Gleiser:

Being an Affirmed Atheist is not Scientific

Conversation – May 30- May 31

 

I’m sure there is an older thread on this same topic… but frankly, I think this is worth another look…

Professor Marcelo Gleiser, recipient of a Templeton grant, writes this:

From the Salt Lake Tribune :
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A Dartmouth College professor who says he is a religious agnostic but whose work has focused on the links between science and the mysteries of creation is the winner of the 2019 Templeton Prize.

While Gleiser describes himself as an agnostic, he is an avowed critic of atheism.

“I see atheism as being inconsistent with the scientific method as it is, essentially, belief in nonbelief ,” Gleiser said in a 2018 interview in Scientific American. “You may not believe in God, but to affirm its nonexistence with certainty is not scientifically consistent.”

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Louis_Morelli – 5/31/19

“Marcelo Gleiser was born in Rio de Janeiro to an influential family in Rio’s Jewish community and received a conservative Hebrew school education. He began college majoring in chemical engineering but soon shifted to physics, receiving a Bachelor of Science from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in 1981.” – Templeton Foundation

I think this explains everything. Marcelo had his psiche formed under indoctrination to believe in God. Science must have fight the indoctrination, so, while he try to be naturally rational by the scientific world view, he can not destroy his subconscious program. This is bad for a scientist, because he will unconsciously choose his issues for research trying to understanding the mind of God.
Geiser says to himself that he is an agnostic, he believe in that, but he can’t to be real agnostic. A real scientist must be impersonal, neither theist, neither atheist, a real agnostic. We have this big problem of modern Science not working for the good of all mankind and being limited to our sensorial dimension because it is a feedback process between natural phenomena and ideology. The scope of research is chosen by ideology instead pure natural rationality and honest wish for knowledge. And the scientists aligned with theism goes in the same wrong opposite way.
Why is this my opinion? Against the two “team” in control of human sciences? Because I have a different experience with Nature, living almost seven years in the jungle when I was reduced almost as a half-monkey, perceiving Nature in a different way humans do. As result was born a third world view, where each natural phenomena is interpreted in a new way, and this world view is suggesting that the scientific world view is very incomplete and its theories are very wrong.
The atomic system model is incomplete, the most important fact in an atom – its vital properties principles – is being ignored. The astronomic system model is totally wrong. The meaning of biological systems – aka, life – is totally wrong. The darwinian theory is merely half of the real cosmological evolution process. And so on…
Ok, but… opinions from wild salvage half-monkeys does not account, I know that. Even that half-monkeys are indoctrinated only by pristine pure mother Nature…

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John_DaltonAgnostic Atheist- 5/30/19

One can only hope he did something else to win the prize than make this incoherent statement

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Louis_Morelli – 5/31/19

John, only the total world – beyond this Universe, and beyond what can be grasped by our limited and few sensors plus our limited and few technological tools – could say that there is no God. After searching at each smallest and biggest space/time of its own body and not finding any God. And… still, such world could not be authority when saying that there is no God, because still can be dimensions beyond and outside it, where God could be hidden. I think is not rational to believe in humans’ ideas of God, I myself think that all these humans gods are wrong, but… let’s wait humans sciences reaching this total world for having a rational opinion about. Are you agnostic- atheist?! Agnostic is “I don’t know…” and atheism is “I know…”. You can not be the two things at sametime…

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“atheism”, which is much broader in scope in fact.

Atheism is, in the broadest sense, the absence of belief in the existence of deities. A deity is a supernatural being considered divine. In religiondivinity is the state of things that are believed to come from a supernatural power. The concept of the supernatural encompasses anything that is inexplicable by scientific understanding of the laws of nature but nevertheless argued by believers to exist.

Ok, an example of something that still is inexplicable by scientific understanding of the laws of Nature is… counsciouness. Consciousness is an issue for Neurology, but Neurology still does not know how neurons to relate with thoughts, so, ir is far away from undesrtanding counciousness. We need to remember that from bacterias to monkeys, no animal have ideas about God. Ideas about God is a human production. What is the difference between humans and all ancestors animals? We can’t say that is counciousness, because we don’t know what counciousness is and if some animals have it.

Man is supposed to have descended directly from the animal kingdom by means of the same processes involving the same evolutionary factors which caused animals to evolve. For this reason, the differences between man and animal are not regarded as fundamental, but as a difference in degree only. Man has only developed to a higher level.

The essential difference between animals and humans is the ability to self-reflect. A chimpanzee, our closest genetic relative (around 99% similar in DNA), can be taught to do basically everything a human can, though of course at a more generally primitive level. But no chimp can self-reflect, that is, take that mental and spiritual leap of stepping outside of himself and seeing himself from an alternate perspective, or realizing consciously that he is alive, that his heart is beating, that he is walking the planet, that he will die someday, and that the moon is overhead.

Man possesses the faculty of speech. Only man is fully bipedal. Only man is able to express emotions.

Adam was created “in the image of God” and quite apart from the land animals through a clearly distinguished separate act of creation. Only man received the breath of God – breathed into his nostrils the breath of life”. In this way, he was given a spirit. Only when Adam was created, did God “use his hands”. Humans do appear to have the highest encephalization quotient. However, bear in mind there are several different ways to take the encephalization quotient  and encephalization quotients are still only a crude way to measure the ratio of brain over body. That finally leaves us with that most refined and very human Level of (1) Evaluation, (2) Logic and (3) Language, which animal cannot.

How is a human brain different from an animal brain?
It has to do with the RATIO of brain weight to the entire body weight. … So the braintakes up more weight in human beings than it does in other animals. Intelligence also has to do with the different components of the brainHumans have the largest cerebral cortex of all mammals, relative to the size of their brains.
brain imaging studies comparing the brains of humans to other primates show humans have a greater number of fibers connecting the brain regions involved in such human-specialized functions as language, tool making, reasoning, and social cognition. Understanding the evolution of these connections in the human brain is a major focus of my laboratory.

 

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