Dr Graeme Finlay will be visiting Australia in July 2016. He will be presenting lectures and speaking at events across the country.
An international tour hosted by Mission Travel Group and Russell Downie.
Dates: Thursday 15 September 2016 - Thursday 6 October 2016.
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 one fifth of this ($12,745 to be exact). 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).
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.
Is your smart phone really smart? Do you ever fear it will get too smart? Will it wake up one morning and decide to start running your life – deleting contacts it doesn’t like, booking holidays online that it wants to go on with you or shifting your calendar appointments to suit its tastes? Perhaps, more realistically, you may be inclined to feel that your printer has a mind and mood swings of its own, seemingly out to get you when you are facing the most desperate deadline.
We would like to share the news with you that Prof. John White FRS has received the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) award.
We want you to tell your stories of life and faith. That isn’t easy at the best of times, and to do so in an interesting way is doubly difficult. But a competition like this provides a clear forum for doing just that, and a way for each of us to start thinking about the difference Jesus makes in our lives, and how to put that into words.
Date: Friday 8 July, 2016
Time: 7.30 pm
Topic: Medical Science: Playing God?
Speaker: Prof. Gareth Jones
Venue: After-school-hours room, Diamond Creek East Primary School, Main Hurstbridge Road, Diamond Creek
The evening will start at 7:30pm followed by a Q&A with a panel of experts. Supper will be provided.
For more information, download brochure.
Date: Friday 15th July 2016 at 5.30 pm.
Speaker: Dr Graeme Finlay, MA, PhD, BTh, author of Human Evolution: Genes, Genealogies and Phylogenies (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
Lecture Title: TBC
Venue: Ridley College, 170 The Ave, Parkville Vic
Cost: Please register for the lecture using this link: https://www.trybooking.com/LTWH
Cost for the lecture is $15 for ISCAST Members and Consession / $20 for Non-Members
With huge leaps taking place in the world of artificial intelligence (AI), right now, experts have started asking questions about the new forms of protection we might need against the formidable smarts and potential dangers of computers and robots of the near future.
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.