Due to unforeseen circumstances, the tour dates have changed. Please download an updated itinerary below.
An international tour hosted by Mission Travel Group and Russell Downie.
Dates: Friday 15 September 2017 - Monday 9 October 2017.
Destinations: Milan, Florence, Padua, Venice, Geneva, Paris, London, Kent, Cambridge.
Theme: History of the Scientific Revolution
The target this year is $60,000. To date we have raised just over $18,000. If each member of ISCAST was to donate $300 we would cover the target easily (although we are happy to receive more if you are able).
Science is not sufficient to explain all dimensions of existence, and to see science as our only valid guide to understanding reality is a great mistake, argues a new book by British philosopher Professor Roger Trigg. John Pilbrow, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Monash University and a Life Fellow of ISCAST (Christians in Science and Technology), explains.
To get computer models to look similar to the Universe around us, cosmologists have assumed that around 96 per cent of matter and energy are in forms that we cannot directly detect. You might think that this would make cosmologists wary of relying on such hypothetical substances. Yet for the majority working today, dark matter and dark energy are every bit as real as the stars and galaxies that we can see.
Speakers: Christina and Michael Smith
Date: Friday 8th July 2016, evening (Conference begins at 3.00pm).
Speaker: Dr Graeme Finlay, MA, PhD, BTh, author of Human Evolution: Genes, Genealogies and Phylogenies (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
Title: Reflections on writing as a scientist
Venue: Golden Grove Conference Centre, 5 Forbes St, Newtown
New Atheist leader Richard Dawkins, who was to be in Melbourne in March, was invited to dialogue with ISCAST Executive Officer, Rev. Dr Chris Mulherin, on the City Bible Forum’s “Logos Live” radio program, but Professor Dawkins fell ill, cancelling his trip.
However, the program, on the question "Can we live by science alone?", went ahead, and Chris was interviewed by Rob Martin, Director of CBF in Melbourne.
In this episode of Life & Faith, Baggini takes back the reins on the free will debate and guides us through his thoughts on this question of whether we have free will, and what true freedom might look like.
Mention teleology in scientific circles and you’ll usually get a skeptical response. Purpose in the way the world is evolving? Patterns certainly—but purpose? No.
The ISCAST Digest is a periodic circulation of collated news, views and wider events of interest to the ISCAST community.
Volume 8, Issue 2 of the ISCAST Digest is now available for download.
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.