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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

So they actually need to explain this? Britain's Royal Society is considering casting out God ...

Zoë Corbyn reports (25 September 2008) that in the wake of he uproar over the firing of Michael Reiss:
All references to "God" would be removed from the founding charter of the Royal Society under an idea mooted by some of its senior figures, Times Higher Education understands.

The society has three charters, drafted between 1662 and 1669, that set out its aims and that are used today. The 1662 charter refers to fellows' "uprightness of character and piety". The 1669 document requires the society's president and deputies to take an oath "upon the holy Gospels of God" to faithfully execute matters of office.
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