Twitterscript of Physicist Brian Greene

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 5:52am
Twitterscript of Physicist Brian Greene

Our interview with physicist and author brought about this fun and wide-ranging set of time-shift tweets. He brings an infectious excitement to the conversation about the frontiers of modern physics and how vital science is to understanding the nature of life and reality.

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Trent Gilliss (@TrentGilliss),  Executive Editor / Chief Content Officer for On Being
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Dr. Brian Greene explains the holographic universe to Krista Tippett during an interview at Columbia University on November 13, 2013.

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This week we'll be releasing a new podcast with physicist Brian Greene titled "Reimagining the Cosmos." At the invitation of Columbia University's Center for the Study of Science and Religion, Krista interviewed Dr. Greene at a live, public event in New York City. The room was packed with a mix of young scientists, theologians, and academics. Dr. Greene, who is best known for his hosting of two specials for the PBS series Nova, both based on his best-selling books for general readers: The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos.

Associate producer Mariah Helgeson did a little something I like to call "time-shift tweeting," which distills some of our favorite ideas and quotations from Dr. Greene. We've compiled them for your pleasure. As you can see, he brings an infectious excitement to the conversation about the frontiers of modern physics and how vital science is to understanding the nature of life and reality.

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This is amazing stuff for the "simple" minded!!! This takes the glimpses I've had of this idea to a way different level of awe ❤

Dr. David Eagleman, (U of Texas) ...see his books,, YouTubes, and TED talks, has done extensive work in the cognitive neuro-science of "free will". A classical Moral Theologian would say that in order for a "moral choice" to be made, ALL the elements contributed to a decision must be present in consciousness at the time of the "decision". It's been PROVEN, decisions are made BEFORE we are even conscious of them.

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