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Einstein & Science

Date: 05-16-04
Host: Art Bell
Guests: Michio Kaku

Pioneering theoretical physicist, Michio Kaku shared his insights into the life and work of Albert Einstein, which he explores in his new book Einstein's Cosmos. Kaku said his book was timed for next year's 100th anniversary of E = MC2 and the theory of relativity, and to also redress previous Einstein bios which he feels misunderstood the work of his later years.

Einstein's brain, finally returned to Princeton, shows a thicker area in the part of the brain associated with abstract thought, and he believes this was something he developed, lending credence to the idea that geniuses are made rather than born. The "brain can rewire itself," he noted.

Looking towards the future, Kaku suggested that quantum computers may eventually be able to think and learn in a fashion similar to the human brain. He also touched on time travel, UFO evidence, String Theory, global dimming, the Many Worlds Theory, and the possibility of a carbon & silicon merger.

In Memoriam: Eugene Mallove

Former C2C guest Dr. Eugene Mallove was found murdered on Friday, May 14, 2004. A strong advocate for developing new energy systems, it appeared that Mallove was killed during a robbery, according to an article in the Norwich Bulletin. As a tribute to Mallove and his work, we present this audio clip from his last appearance on the show from Feb. 2004, in which he discusses Cold Fusion. Listen: Win

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