Can Humpback Whales help us with the search for extraterrestrial intellIgence:
A Virtual Talk by Dr. Laurance Doyle
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has so far only looked for technology in space. But is there a way to tell if the message itself is intelligent? We will share research into the communication system of the humpback whales with the idea of coming up with an intelligence filter for SETI. We will also share a bit of the metaphysics behind this research.
Sunday, January 31st, 2021 at 4:00pm PST, 5:00 MST, 6:00 CST, 7:00 EST
30-45 min Zoom Webinar with time for Q&A following the talk.
Teens, 20s/30s, Adults, friends, and anyone interested in science and/or spirituality!
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You won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity!
About Dr. Laurance Doyle:
Dr. Doyle was raised along the California coast in the small town of Cambria. He attended San Diego State University and after receiving his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in astronomy, he worked as an engineer with the Voyager spacecrafts in the Space Image Processing Group at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He thereafter received his PhD from the University of Heidelberg in Germany in 1987 on radiative transfer modeling of Saturn’s rings using Voyager spacecraft imaging data. Since 1987 he has been a Principal Investigator with the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California where his main projects have been the photometric detection of extrasolar planets, and the application of information theory to animal communications. He has been a visiting Lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz teaching classes on Life in the Universe, and Light & Optics, and has more than one hundred refereed papers in the scientific literature. He was a Member of the NASA Kepler Mission Science Team with responsibility for detection of extrasolar planets around double star systems and found the first such circumbinary planet. He has taught quantum physics, thermodynamics, introductory astronomy, history of science and Native American history at Principia College in Illinois, and was the Director of the Institute for the Metaphysics of Physics at Principia College from 2014 to 2019. He was on the Christian Science Board of Lectureship for over a decade, doing the first video lecture, and has been a contributing editor for the Christian Science Sentinel, the Christian Science Journal, and the Christian Science Monitor. He has addressed 21 Christian Science Associations in the US, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
Finish your Compass year strong by visiting Boston with your friends. This is the third and final retreat for the 2020-2021 Compass group, and it will be filled with tours and interactive workshops at The Mother Church and Longyear Museum, fun excursions around Boston, and meaningful discussions.
db 20s/30s spring retreat at crystal lake camps
Join us at Crystal Lake Camps, the Christian Science camp located in Hughesville, Pennsylvania, for a weekend of fun camp activities!
We’ll enjoy waterfront activities such as canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, and maybe even swimming for those brave enough to dive in; we will venture up the High Ropes Course and Climbing Wall; play a round or two of 8 Sticks (a CLC classic, kind of like capture the flag); and explore some of the 25 miles of trails.
During this weekend, we’ll have time to relax, get to know one-another, enjoy the peaceful and quiet atmosphere of Crystal Lake, and engage in metaphysical discussion.