The Rev. Andrew Davison, a theologian at the University of Cambridge and a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Oxford, is one of the experts collaborating on the project.
NASA, together with the Center for Theological Research (CTI) at Princeton University (USA), has recruited 24 theologians as part of their efforts to determine how the different religions of the world would react in the event of contact. with alien life.
The Rev. Andrew Davison, a theologian at Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford, is one of the experts who will collaborate on the project.
In a statement posted on the Cambridge University School of Divinity blog , Davison states that throughout his research so far he has already been able to verify “how often theology and astrobiology have been a subject of popular writings “of the last 150 years.
Next year, Davison will publish a book entitled ‘Astrobiology and Christian Doctrine’, in which he will cover part of the joint spiritual exploration of the CTI and NASA, reports The Times.
This is not the first time that there has been a partnership between the US space agency and the theological center. In 2014, NASA awarded him a grant of $ 1.1 million to study the interest and openness of the faithful to scientific research.
With the support of NASA, the CTI hopes that more studies will be published in books and magazines on the subject to continue answering the questions that would imply for humanity to find life on another planet.