A priest, a rabbi and an imam are among theologians hired by NASA to examine how the world would react if life beyond earth was found on other planets.
The US space agency NASA has reportedly recruited at least 24 scholars so far to participate in a program at Princeton University’s Centre of Theological Inquiry (CTI) in New Jersey.
The centre, which received a $1.1 million NASA grant in 2014, describes its main objective as building “bridges of understanding” between academics of various disciplines, scientists, and policymakers on “global concerns.”
A program at Princeton University’s Centre of Theological Inquiry aims to assess how the world’s major religions would react to the existence of life beyond earth.
The program aims to assess how the world’s major religions would react to the existence of life beyond earth and how such a discovery could potentially impact the concept of God and creation.
University of Cambridge religious scholar, Rev Dr Andrew Davison, who also holds a doctorate in biochemistry from Oxford, is among the participants of the NASA-sponsored programme at CTI.
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