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"
The ISCAST journal Christian Perspectives on Science and Technology is in need of a voluntary editor (or co-editors).
CPOSAT is a serious journal and the role of editor is an important one. Do you know anyone who might fit the bill?
A new appointment
In February 2014, Rev. Chris Mulherin was appointed one day per week to the role of Executive Project Officer for ISCAST. Chris says:
In an increasingly globalised secular scientific culture the cutting edge of Christian engagement is the conversation about science and faith.
Many of you will have met Chris Mulherin, our Executive Project Officer, who has started visiting the ISCAST Chapters. He has also sent out emails describing what he has been doing.
He has made a considerable difference in raising our ISCAST profile and has shown how effective someone of his calibre can be. Currently, at the Board's request, he has locked himself away to complete his PhD thesis on science and religion although he will make an appearance from time to time.
Audio mp3 files of Chris Mulherin’s lecture and the Discussion session following it and a pdf copy of his illustrated lecture transcript (with slide images) are available for download now.
Illustrated Lecture Transcript: download pdf [286 kB]
Review of Nicola Hoggard-Creegan's book 'Animal suffering and the problem of evil'
Murray Hogg, November 2014.
Neuroimaging, the sense of self and the sense of God
Andrew Wood, November 2014.
The way of the snake and the dove – a way forward for ISCAST
Jonathan Clarke, November 2014
What’s theology got to do with coal seam gas?
Chris Dalton, November 2014
Dr Suzette Searle, from the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, designed a survey to investigate how Australians engage with science and technology. It showed that the majority of Australians have positive attitudes towards both science and technology but are not always clear on the details.
You might expect a professional evolutionary biologist like myself to claim that my discipline has nothing to learn from creationists. And I certainly do find all flavors of evolution-denialism sadly misguided. But I also find it reasonable to assume that any serious and dedicated critic should uncover something interesting about the object of their obsession. I’m not talking about passing trolls here. I’m talking about earnest and sometimes talented people whose sincerely held anti-evolution convictions do not preclude engagement, and who invest a lot of time thinking about evolution from an unconventional perspective...
ISCAST alumni Jayde Lovell has launched a YouTube show and blog, titled 'Did Someone Say Science', aiming to demystify and explain science issues in the public domain. Based from the YouTube studio in New York City, the show spans topics from chemicals in the environment, to the role of science in politics, to the development of human-like artificial intelligence. Produced by filmmaker Bec Susan Gill, the overall aim of the show is to make science accessible and interesting.
Date: July 2015 and July 2016
The seminars will focus on the need for participants to develop the interdisciplinary skills and understanding central to the field of science and religion, within the unique setting of Oxford.
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.