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|Aired on November 19th, 2012|
|Guest: Howard Bloom|
|Guest: Howard Bloom. Topics: We discuss Howard's new book, "The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates." Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. We welcomed Howard Bloom back to the program to discuss his new book, "The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates." Remember, if you buy the book using this Amazon URL, Amazon will make a contribution to The Space Show/OGLF: www.amazon.com/The-God-Problem-Godless-Creates/dp/161614551X/ref=onegiantlea20. Howard started the discussion by telling us about the five heresies he points out in his book. That is what we see is not actually correct. A large part of the first segment takes us through the five heresies in detail in the very interesting, informative, & captive way only Howard Bloom can master. Later in the first segment, we talked about the need for O'Neill Colonies, space art, and the caption factor. In the second segment, Howard discussed his Big Bagel Theory of the Universe. (www.howardbloom.net/big%20bagel.htm and also www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdJyafSBCb0). Note that the YouTube video addresses the five heresies talked about in the first segment. Later in this segment, Howard talked about visionary space leadership, SpaceX, Elon Musk, SLS, commercial space, and the initial Obama Space Program. He also mentioned space solar power as a viable option and how to make space happen sooner, not later. He also talked about how important space development was and is to the United States, but that we are not following through on making space a priority. He said that Asia seems to understand this more than we do in the States and is acting on this truism. His new book ties in very nicely to space development, exploration, and expansion here and on a global basis. Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog. Howard can be reached by email at HowlBloom@aol.com.|
|About our guest...|
Howard Bloom has been called “the Darwin, Einstein, Newton, and Freud of the 21st Century” by Britain's Channel4 TV and "the next Stephen Hawking" by Gear Magazine. Bloom is the author of The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History ("mesmerizing"—The Washington Post) and Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind From The Big Bang to the 21st Century ("reassuring and sobering"—The New Yorker). Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of Evolution's End and The Crack in the Cosmic Egg says "I have finished Howard Bloom's two books, The Lucifer Principle and Global Brain, in that order, and am seriously awed, near overwhelmed by the magnitude of what he has done. I never expected to see, in any form, from any sector, such an accomplishment. I doubt there is a stronger intellect than Bloom's on the planet." Bloom comes from the world of cosmology, theoretical physics, and microbiology. But from 1968 to 1988, he created an entirely new form of fieldwork in cultural evolution, political science, and social psychology. He turned down four graduate fellowships and embarked on what he calls his Voyage of the Beagle, an expedition to the heart of the beast, to the dark underbelly where new myths and new shifts in mass emotion are made.
The result: Bloom was a professional star-maker, helping build the careers of figures like Prince, Bob Marley, Bette Midler, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Billy Idol, Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, John Mellencamp, and Queen, and turned around abandoned projects for companies like Sony, Disney, Pepsi Cola, Coca Cola, and Warner Brothers.
Bloom is a recent visiting scholar in the Graduate Psychology Department at New York University, a former Core Faculty Member at The Graduate Institute, and is the founder of three new fields: mass behavior, paleopsychology, and a new discipline he’s forging, omnology. Bloom has worked for 50 years on unifying the sciences, the arts, and history to create a project of a sort that’s normally the province of madmen—a 4,800-chapter body of work called “The Grand Unified Theory of Everything In the Universe Including the Human Soul.” Is this the insanity it seems? Pavel Kurakin of the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow doesn’t think so. He concludes that, “Bloom has created a new Scientific Paradigm. He explains in vast and compelling terms why we should forget all we know in complicated modern math and should start from the very beginning. …Bloom’s Grand Unified Theory… opens a window into entire systems we don't yet know and/or see, new…collectivities that live, love, battle, win and lose each day of our gray lives.”