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Dr. W. Sumner Davis


Thermonuclear Extinction on Planet Mars

Dr. W. Sumner “Bill” Davis joined the American Association of Amateur Astronomers in February, 2001. A resident of Oakland, Maine, he has been a popular speaker, author, and freelance editorial writer on topics ranging from Parenting and Social Issues, to Religious and Church History. 

With his wife and best friend Catherine, he enjoys bird watching, gardening, and reading. Bill has special interests in science, especially Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Cosmology, Radio Astronomy and Visual Astronomy. A “life long student”, he is currently attending courses in Astrophysics, and Astronomy at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. An avid reader and writer, Bill writes between five and seven books each year, as well as articles for periodicals and trade journals. Dr. Davis also contributes to science based editorial reviews as well as reviewing books on theology and religion.

To find out more about Bill Davis, his books and his activities, visit his Virtual Study web site.

The S.E.T.I. Site of 
Dr. W. Davis

S.E.T.I, or The Search For Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence is an ongoing project that is being undertaken by professionals from many different backgrounds, most of which, including those at UC Berkeley, have tried to build large computers that analyze that data from the radio telescopes in real time.

The UC Berkeley SETI team has discovered that there are already thousands of computers that might be available for use. Most of these computers sit around most of the time accomplishing absolutely nothing besides wasting electricity. This is where SETI@home (and you!) come into the picture. The SETI@home project hopes to convince you to allow us to borrow your computer when you aren't using it and to help us "…search out new life and new civilizations." We'll do this with a screen saver that can go get a chunk of data from us over the internet, analyze that data, and then report the results back to us.

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If you are interested in learning more. You may click the button below to go to the SETI site, or, you may visit the S.E.T.I Home Web Site that Dr. Davis has created.

A Quest for Truth 
and the Origins of Life

W.S. Davis, Th.D

The Suppression of Free Thought
Mysticism and Religion

W.S. Davis, Th.D

As a Cosmotheologian, and having been trained as a Christian Minister, Bill Davis is perfectly qualified to bring into focus the long and often bloody oppression that the Church has exerted on science and free thought. His new book, HERETICS, which explores the question of what science has revealed that was so threatening to the Church, covers the time from the birth of the Christian movement to the civil rights movement. Due for publication in October, 2001. Forward by Dorion Sagan.

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