Theme: Faith and Wisdom in Science - Prof. Tom McLeish
Presenter: Philippa Thomson
Time: 6:30pm "BYO meal to share", 8:00pm presentations/discussions.
Venue: Denise's home at 32 Fordham Avenue, Camberwell, Vic
Event: The End of Faith: Has science made religion redundant? [Richard Johnson Lecture 2015]
Speaker: Professor Peter Harrison is an Australian Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland and formerly the Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. He is the author or editor of six books (most recently The Territories of Science and Religion) and one of the most important scholars working in the area of science and religion today.
Date: Thursday May 7th, 2015 starting 7:00pm
Venue: Scots Church, 44 Margaret St, Sydney
Last month we received another generous donation in support of Chris Mulherin’s work as our Executive Project Officer. Currently, we have raised $26,670.
We thank everyone who has contributed in this way. Your faithfulness has been most encouraging.
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The Territories of Science and Religion, a new book by Prof Peter Harrison
The conflict between science and religion seems indelivle, even eternal. Surely two such divergent views of the universe have always been in fierce opposition? Actually, that's not the case, says Peter Harrison.
Tesla Motors already makes batteries for its electric cars. On Thursday it's expected to introduce battery systems for homes, businesses and electric utilities.
Science without religion is lame, Religion without science is blind. - Albert Einstein.
AAAS established the program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) in 1995 to facilitate communication between scientific and religious communities. DoSER builds on AAAS's long-standing commitment to relate scientific knowledge andtechnological development to the purposes and concerns of society at large.
ISCAST-CASE (Sydney) Lecture 1
Audio mp3 files of the Weerakoon’s lecture and the Q & A session following it and a pdf copy of their PowerPoint slides at either 2 slides per page (2pp) or 6 slides per page (6pp) are available for download now.(N.B., to save mp3 files to your computer, use right-click and choose ‘Save link as…’).
PDF of lecture Slides (2 slides per page): Download pdf [462 KB]
Understanding the Times (abridged from A Climate of Hope) - Claire Dawson
I remember learning about ‘global warming’ in geography class back in the late 1980s. Even then things seemed so bad to me that I felt quite convinced that I would never choose to have children of my own. The future seemed bleak, and humanity seemed to be failing miserably in its responsibility to care for the planet.
Was the living world desitined to look the way we find it? Or to ask a question that's closer to home, were our bodies meant to be the way they are?
Are Science and Faith compatible? Aerospace Engineer and ISCAST Fellow James Garth believes a positive future lies not in conflict, but in harmony.
Have you visited the ISCAST Online Journal lately?
Papers are available for you to download in the form of articles, opinions, reviews, reflections and discussions.