Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Royal Society speaks on extraterrestrial life

The Royal Society and Extraterrestrials


For a link to this:
http://www.educatinghumanity.com/2011/02/royal-society-speaks-on.html
It appears that the Royal Society (RS) does not want to left out of the conversation on Extraterrestrial Life in the Universe. It is not lost on them what the Vatican has said or what the United Nations has said on the subject. They have thrown themselves into the conversation in a big way. The topic of ET's is not new to the RS but they have opened up the floodgates in an unprecedented way.  The amount of ground they are trying cover is astonishing. The effects on society, religion and general life after disclosure seems limitless.




Who are they and what do they do?
History


The origins of the Royal Society lie in an 'invisible college' of natural philosophers who began meeting in the mid-1640s to discuss the new philosophy of promoting knowledge of the natural world through observation and experiment, which we now call science.

Its official foundation date is 28 November 1660, when a group of 12 met at Gresham College after a lecture by Christopher Wren, then the Gresham Professor of Astronomy, and decided to found 'a College for the Promoting of Physico-Mathematical Experimental Learning'. This group included Wren himself, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, Sir Robert Moray, and William, Viscount Brouncker.
To read more on the history of the RS click
here

Even the name screams PTB, they certainly have been around long enough to be part of the ruling elite

There are a few meetings and conferences coming up and here are some of the topics



The end of the world in 2012? Science communication and science scares


Starts: 5.30pm on 10 February 2011

Finishes: 6.30pm on 10 February 2011

Venue: The Royal Society, London

If you want to see more then click
here

If you want to listen to this event then click here

Topic to be discussed on Feb 13


The detection of extra-terrestrial life and the consequences for science and society
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A February 13, 20
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The evolution of organic matter in space
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A February 13, 2011



Predicting what extra-terrestrials will be like: and preparing for the worst
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A February 13, 2011



Extra-terrestrial life in the European Space Agency’s Cosmic Vision plan and beyond
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A February 13, 2011



The search for life in our Solar System and the implications for science and society
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A February 13, 2011



The search for extra-terrestrial intelligence
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A February 13, 2011



The implications of the discovery of extra-terrestrial life for religion
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A February 13, 2011



Fear, pandemonium, equanimity and delight: human responses to extra-terrestrial life
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A February 13, 2011



Discovery of extra-terrestrial life: assessment by scales of its importance and associated risks
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A February 13, 2011



To say this seems excessive is an understatement.

http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.o...t/369/1936.toc
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