"The Extraterrestrial Sermons"
Being a study of how the reception of extraterrestrial
transmissions might affect world religions.
Twelve scenarios examine how Islamic, Christian, and Hindu clergy
might react to three different types of extraterrestrial messages.
For Richard Braastad's
Master of Science Degree
of the Future
University of Houston -- Clear Lake
(230-ft.) diameter deep space antenna
in Evpatoria, Ukraine used for my interstellar
Photo courtesy of Dr. Alexander
Zaitsev, Russian Academy of Science.
- Based on an actual
attempt to make First Contact with ET:
Cosmic Call 1999. *
- "Active SETI"
"CETI," "METI," "BETI."
Instead of listening for alien
messages, Cosmic Call I999 sent
messages to stars that may harbor extraterrestrial
- Four powerful interstellar
radio messages were broadcast in spring
- Included scientific
messages (such as the famous 1974 Arecibo
transmission) as well as messages from
- The Extraterrestrial
Sermons assume aliens receive Cosmic
Call 1999 and reply.
- How might Earth's
major religions react to a message from
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Project Description (10 pages)
Research Summary (35 pages)
Scenarios (74 pages)
Appendix A (1 page)
Appendix B (13 pages)
Appendix C (1 page, refers to a separate
chart, "Religious Affiliation
of World Population")
Appendix D (1 page) Note that Appendix
D refers to certain pages of the "Encounter 2001 Teachers Guide."
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