Crosse Society The Crosse Society, named after 19th century scientist Andrew Crosse, is a group of scientists seeking to create life from dead matter. The Society provides discussion forums (including an internet mailing list and a newsletter), secures grants and donations to fund research, and otherwise assists its members in pursuing their goals. Because their work is so controversial, the Society has also set up a legal defense fund in the event that its members are taken to court.
While the Crosse Society seems like a perfectly legitimate consortium of scientists, many people believe that it has a more sinister goal. Religious groups in particular find the Crosse Society distasteful, often protesting its meetings and even attacking its members. Many of the Society's detractors refer to the group as "The Frankenstein Club."