Conference On Science And Christianity
Date: Sat 7 - Mon 9, March, 2015 (during long weekend)
Venue: Geelong Conference Centre, Victoria
Keynote presenter: Prof. Bob White FRS, Director of the Faraday Institute in the UK
Topic: Creation in Crisis: Science, Theology and Action
ISCAST Vic Annual Lecture
Date: Monday 09 March
Venue: Ridley College. 170 The Avenue, Parkville
Time: 5.30 pm for a 5.45 start.
Cost: $20 (members/concession: $15)
Topic: Who is to Blame? Disasters, Nature and Acts of God
Speaker: Prof. Bob White
Director of the Faraday Institute UK
In order to get ISCAST to deliver on its mission, ISCAST has appointed Rev. Chris Mulherin to be our Executive Project Officer for one day a week (on average).
The challenge for 2015 is now before us. Thanks to generous donation from some of you, we have started the year on the front foot and we have a bit over $18K to go to reach our target! If only half of the ISCAST members paid $250, this sum would be covered comfortably.
Science and Religion 101: Conflict? What conflict?
A conversation led by Alan Gijsbers, Chris Mulherin and Bob White. This stream on Sunday March 8th will tackle the ‘conflict myth’, but it will also deal with other issues related to the dialogue between science and Christian faith. Subject to the interests of participants it will range widely and could continue late into the afternoon! All are welcome; sign up for the day or for the whole conference.
We now have the option for participants to attend the Sunday Science & Religion 101 Stream at the reduced cost of $75.
This registration option includes attendance to the 101 sessions on Sunday 8th March from 11am to 3pm. Lunch is included in the cost, morning and afternoon tea are not.
To dowload a print friendly registration form or to register online, visit our main COSAC Page.
From Chris Mulherin
The following is a talk given at the CMS Victoria Summer Under the Son conference in January 2015. Chris Mulherin is the ISCAST Executive Project Officer.
3D printing can offer great benefits in medicine, but it also raises a number of ethical questions as the technology develops, says Susan Dodds.
Geoengineering might work in a rational world … sadly we don’t live in one
The publication of a hefty two-volume report on geoengineering by the US National Research Council represents a marked shift in the global debate over how to respond to global warming.
Dr Amy Unsworth is a research fellow at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, S. Edmund's College, Cambridge University. Over several months last year, she conducted a survey with Yougov to dig deeper into the question of people's attitudes to evolution in the U.K.
Professor Graeme Clark AC from the University of Melbourne is the first Australian to receive the US Russ Prize for an outstanding achievement in bioengineering innovation that is in widespread use to improve health and well-being: the cochlear implant.
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
Philippa Thomson will lead a discussion of Prof. Tom McLeish’s book: “Faith and Wisdom in Science”.
Bob White, a geophysicist, tackles one of the biggest conundrums in Christian thinking. He combines a profound knowledge of the science behind natural processes with thorough research into their impact, and underpins it with a carefully reasoned theological response.
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.