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Howard Bloom

Author of six books and radio personality.

"I know a lot of people. A lot. And I ask a lot of prying questions. But I've never run into a more intriguing biography than Howard Bloom's in all my born days. " Paul Solman, Business and Economics Correspondent, PBS NewsHour Howard Bloom has been called "next in a lineage of seminal thinkers that includes Newton, Darwin, Einstein,[and] Freud," by Britain's Channel4 TV, "the next Stephen Hawking" by Gear Magazine, and "The Buckminster Fuller and Arthur C. Clarke of the new millennium" by Buckminster Fuller's archivist. Bloom is the author of six books: The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History ("mesmerizing"-The Washington Post), Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century ("reassuring and sobering"-The New Yorker), The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism ("Impressive, stimulating, and tremendously enjoyable." James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic), The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates ("Bloom's argument will rock your world." Barbara Ehrenreich), How I Accidentally Started the Sixties (“Wow! Whew! Wild! Wonderful!” Timothy Leary), and The Mohammed Code (“a terrifying book…the best book I’ve read on Islam,” David Swindle, PJ Media). Bloom’s second book, Global Brain, was the subject of an Office of the Secretary of Defense symposium in 2010, with participants from the State Department, the Energy Department, DARPA, IBM, and MIT. Bloom is founder and head of the Space Development Steering Committee, a group that has included astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Edgar Mitchell (the sixth man on the moon), and members from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the National Space Society. He has debated one-one-one with senior officials from Egypt's Moslem Brotherhood and Gaza's Hamas on Iran's global Arab-language Alalam TV News Network. He has also dissected headline issues over forty times on Saudi Arabia's KSA2-TV, Ekhbariya TV, and on Iran's global English language Press-TV. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s ruler, who doubles as the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, has named a racehorse after one of Bloom’s books. Bloom has probed the untold story of the Syrian Civil War with Nancy Kissinger. He is currently working with Caltech’s Keck Institute for Space Studies on two projects: the first parallel-processing multi-planetary mission (a mission to Low Earth Oribit, the Moon, and Mars); and an energy infrastructure for the solar system. Bloom’s area of expertise is mass behavior, from the mass behavior of quarks to the mass behavior of human beings. He has lectured at Yale, Stanford, and Columbia University's Department of Neuroscience. He has published and/or lectured on theoretical physics, cosmology, pre-biotic evolution, evolutionary biology, political science, governance, economics, psychology, neurobiology, information science, and aerospace. His scientific work has appeared in: arxiv.org, the leading pre-print site in advanced theoretical physics and math; PhysicaPlus; Across Species Comparisons and Psychopathology; New Ideas in Psychology; The Journal of Space Philosophy; and in the books: Research in Biopolitics, The Future Information Society, and NASA’s Cosmos and Culture. He lectured an international conference of quantum physicists in Moscow—Quantum Informatics 2006—on why everything we know about quantum physics is wrong, and the concepts Bloom introduced were later used in a book proposing a new approach to quantum physics, Constructive Physics, by Moscow University’s Yuri Ozhigov. In addition, Bloom’s writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Knight-Ridder Financial News Service, the Village Voice, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and the Scientific American’s scientificamerican.com. Bloom has also appeared 180 times for up to five hours on 500 radio stations on the highest-rated overnight talk radio show in North America, Clear Channel’s Coast to Coast AM, discussing everything from the biome in the gut and the evolution of the stars to the presidential primaries and the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). His podcast is the fastest growing in the history of its production company, Promedia. And his YouTube series has been watched over 4.7 million minutes. Bloom has founded three international scientific groups: the Group Selection Squad (1995), which gained acceptance for the concept of group selection in evolutionary biology; The International Paleopsychology Project (1997), which created a new multi-disciplinary synthesis between cosmology, paleontology, evolutionary biology, and history; and The Space Development Steering Committee (2007).

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