Grappling With Cosmic Questions

VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks physicist Marcelo Gleiser about the shortcomings of both religious and scientific explanations about the origins of life, and how he grapples with these cosmic questions.

‘A Tear At The Edge Of Creation’

The creation of the universe, the meaning of life, the origins of the cosmos. Out guest, Dartmouth physicist Marcelo Gleiser, tackles these heady questions in his new book, "A Tear at the Edge of Creation." Also in the program, the first of a two-part interview with author John Irving. We discuss his classic books and his latest novel.