From: Nick Pope <nick.nul> Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2010 19:28:29 +0200 (CEST) Archived: Sun, 03 Oct 2010 09:05:37 -0400 Subject: Royal Society Meeting on Alien Life The Royal Society is holding a meeting on October 4th and 5th, entitled Towards a Scientific and Societal Agenda on Extraterrestrial Life: http://royalsociety.org/extra-terrestrial-life/ This is a follow-up to a meeting held in January and will discuss issues such as whether we should reply to any message received from extraterrestrials, who should send such a message and what it should say. The meeting is already attracting considerable media attention, in relation to the issue of who speaks for Planet Earth. This led to reports that a Malaysian astrophysicist, Dr Mazlan Othman had been appointed as an "alien ambassador". The story stemmed from the view that the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (which she heads) should play a co-ordinating role in composing any message to an extraterrestrial civilisation. I set the record straight on this story in a recent CNN interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLXkS87Lc6o I shall be attending this meeting, as I attended the previous one, and discussing the issues with some of those attending. Best wishes, Nick Pope http://www.nickpope.net Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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