with Serge Tinland, initiator of the Phenix Project (2/2)
Projected architectural plans for
the future headquarters of the Phenix Foundation.
Where are you in terms of fundraising?
The final phase of reflection and writing has been finalized and
since February 1, 2007, the Phenix Project has entered the phase
I am currently in contact with several European organizations that
specialize in fundraising.
The objective in the coming months is to succeed in convincing future
investors, through the intermediary of these organizations, of the
interest and opportunity to bet on a project as innovative and also
as crucial for humanity as the Phenix Project.
Financing exists. The Phenix Project just needs to find the right
person at the right moment. The right group which not only has the
spirit of enterprise, of undertaking but also the spirit of scientific
and technological adventure and even more importantly, the spirit
of utopia, this same utopia that allows the realization of the most
beautiful and the most important things on this Earth.
Have you already approached scientists for this purpose ?
Yes and no.
Yes, because in my close entourage I have the chance to mix with
several sectors of activity, civil as well as military: CNRS de
Nice (Scientific Research Centers), Science University of Nice,
DGAC (Civil Aviation), IHEDN PACA (Institute of Higher Education
of National Defence), and diverse sectors of the Army, Marines and
The , has been well received on the whole by these various
contacts. However, that was only for informative purposes. The goal
with these institutions was not to proselytise the Phenix Project.
And no, because as of today, I have not specific contacted scientists
well known in their field for their interest in SETI programs or
more specifically with those who work in various exobiology sectors.
This step will be made when financing has been found for the Phenix
Have scientists already approached you to participate in this
Jean-Pierre Petit ?
Yes, I have been contacted by certain people working in fields as
diverse as bioinformatics, archaeology and human sciences. I have
not had contact or communication with Mr. Jean-Pierre Petit on this
Since February 1, 2007, I have received various CVs from people
with a scientific background who desire to work professionally on
a project of this breadth.
Once the Phenix Project will have succeeded to raise the funds necessary
to take off, it will not pose any problem to assemble a multidisciplinary
research team, all with the appropriate degrees and well known in
The , and its concept and are innovators in this approach,
it will become a reference in this domain. Its originality is being
able to assemble a team of multidisciplinary research scientists,
all with the appropriate degrees and well-known in their fields,
all with permanent contracts. The single and unique goal of this
team is to answer definitively and scientifically with hard evidence,
the question of the existence or presence or not, of extraterrestrial
activity on Earth and therefore to answer the fundamental question
about intelligent extraterrestrial life in the universe other than
Has your project had favorable feedback from within the scientific
As for the moment this has not been communicated officially to the
international scientific circles, they have not offered any advice
on the subject.
One of the future objectives of the Phenix Foundation is to publish
results within refereed journals in order to advance the dossier
with the international scientific community.
Such a project cannot in its pre-stage ask for acceptance by the
entire international scientific community beforehand. It is not
possible; there are too many divergences between them on this question
at this point.
The only logical starting place is to open the Foundation and to
work in a manner exclusively scientific with only research scientists,
engineers, technicians, and investigators - all professionals, all
well-known in their fields.
After that, communication with the international scientific community
will come naturally.
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