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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:04 am
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston under www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Monday, November 19, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
comes to discuss his new book, “The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates.”
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.”

2. Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 7-8:30 PM PST (November 21, 3-4:30 GMT)
comes to discuss her new book, “Outer Space Development, International Relations and Space Law: A Method for Elucidating Seeds.”.
Dr. Edythe E. Weeks, Esq. serves as Adjunct Faculty at Webster University and Washington University, developing and teaching outer space development themed courses through the international relations lens. Weeks completed a PhD in Politics and International Affairs at Northern Arizona University in 2006. She has presented and published a variety of papers as an active participant in the International Astronautical Federation Congresses in many countries. Professor Weeks was elected into the International Institute of Space Law in 2004.

3. Friday, November 23, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PST (17:30-19 GMT)
returns to the program to discuss space radiation and more.
Dr. Marcelo Vasquez is a scientist At Brookhaven in the Brookhaven Medical Department and NASA Radiobiology Program. His official bio is as follows: Expertise in Space radiobiology, Neurotoxicology, Neurobiology. Research Interests: The overall goal of Dr. Vazquez’s current research is to assess the effects of the space environment on neuronal cell functional integrity at the molecular and cellular level. Currently, the team is examining the effects of HZE particle exposure using neural explants, established and primary neural cell lines as a paradigm for space radiation neurotoxicity. The study of the cellular and molecular alterations associated with heavy ion neurotoxicity and how changes in LET and projectile fragmentation modulate the biological response are critical parts of this research. Education & Concurrent Positions. He is also a Professor of Radiology Medicine at Loma Linda University.

4. Sunday, November 25, 2012, 1-3 PM PST (21-23 GMT)
and Dr. Livingston’s co-host, DR. JOHN JURIST return for the second part of their mission analysis webinar series. This particular webinar will focus on a “A Notional Round Trip To The Trans-Lunar Libration Point (EML2) or what would it be like to set a new maximum human altitude record and occupy strategic ‘high ground’ 60,000 km above the Moon’s farside?” On Saturday, Nov. 24, Dr. Livingston will upload to The Space Show blog a Quicktime movie and PDF document that Dan will be using during the webinar. Make sure you check out this material before the Sunday program as they will be using this material in their discussion.

Dan Adamo is a graduate of the University of Rochester (BS Optical Engineering, 1975) and the University of Houston, Clear Lake City (MS Physical Sciences, 1981). From 1979 to 2008, he was employed as a contractor at Johnson Space Center. Throughout that interval, he was involved with space mission trajectory simulation, design, and operations. Beginning in 1990, he supported 60 Space Shuttle flights from Mission Control’s Flight Dynamics Officer (FDO) Console. In July 2008, he retired from regular employment to pursue astrodynamics research and consulting tasks full-time. He regularly participates in educational outreach activities.

Dr. Jurist was simultaneously a physicist and a medical researcher before becoming involved in business. He has degrees in biophysics and nuclear medicine earned while he was at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Jurist has held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in the Medical School’s Division of Orthopedic Surgery and in the Space Science and Engineering Center. In the former, he studied human factors in space flight during Apollo and what was then called Apollo Applications and organized a metabolic bone disease laboratory for translational research. In the latter during the early 1970s, he was team leader of the group that transmitted the first medical imaging over communications satellite links in a precursor to telemedicine. In the business arena, he created and ran a biomedical engineering consulting firm, was president of a highly successful outpatient surgical center, and founded a nonprofit medical research institute and ran it for four years — it now has an eight figure annual research budget. Dr. Jurist is a proven expert on running a business and evaluating a business plan. He is now applying his experience to the developing NewSpace industry as an early investor in several small NewSpace corporations, supported R&D in others with corporate grants, and has partly funded academic propulsion and robotics research groups at multiple universities. Among other professional organizations, he is currently a Life Member of the International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots, an Associate Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, an Emeritus member of the Orthopaedic Research Society, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society. His teaching and research activities revolve around his present positions of Adjunct Professor of Space Studies in the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at UND and Adjunct Professor of Biophysics and Aviation at Rocky Mountain College.

You can listen to the shows under www.TheSpaceShow.com
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