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ISCAST fellow Mike Clarke recently featured on an episode of City Bible Forum's Big Questions show. The big question was: Why preserve anything? And, in particular, why should we be concerned with the impact of fire on fauna?

A reflection by ISCAST Associate John Long on Christmas, science, and the work of Stanley Jaki

(Photo: The author and Stanley Jaki in 1992.)


Review of The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology and the Deluge Debate by Tremper Longman III and John H Walton (with a contribution by Stephen O. Moshier).

Reveiwed by Loraine Holley

News from ISCAST fellow Doru Costache about the "science and Orthodoxy" project and documentary.

There is a common misconception that our genomes—all unique, except for those in identical twins—have the upper hand in controlling our destiny. The latest genetic discoveries, however, do not support that view.

The Genealogical Adam and Eve: The Surprising Science of Universal Ancestry

S. Joshua Swamidass

IVP Academic, 2019


Reviewed by Stephen Collins, who is a fellow of ISCAST and a retired physics lecturer.

ISCAST fellow Andrew Sloane discusses consciousness on the ABC's God Forbid program.

Science and Christianity: Understanding the Conflict Myth, by ISCAST Executive Director Chris Mulherin is an easy-to-read introduction to science and Christianity for students, teachers, clergy, parish groups and interested lay people. 

ISCAST fellow Peter Harrison comments on the danger of assuming that a return to Enlightenment values is the solution to some of the global turmoil.

Mike Hulme is a top climate scientist (and Christian) who hit the news some ten years ago when the "climategate" saga blew up releasing private emails between climatologists.

It is with some sadness that we learned of Sir John Houghton's death brought on by COVID-19.

Alan Gijsbers is President of ISCAST and an addiction medicine physician.

It is Easter. And I am an addiction physician. What has addiction medicine to do with the atonement?

ISCAST fellow Michael Clarke was interviewed by the international "Nature" magazine about the Australian bushfires. 

ISCAST Executive Director Chris Mulherin was one of the guests on the ABC's "God Forbid" program recently. See here.

The following is an email sent to ISCAST members and friends on January 13, 2020 following the Executive Director's sojourn and evacuation from Mallacoota during and after the fires. ...

It is Sunday morning January 12, 2020. I am sitting at home where things are externally normal: normal traffic, normal bird noises, normal Melbourne blue sky with clouds, although a little smoky.

The summer of 2019-20 has seen huge and intense bushfires in Victoria and NSW. Some 1.4 million ha in Victoria and 4.9 million ha in NSW has been burned to mid-January.

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Review of Confronting Religious Denial of Science: Christian Humanism and the Moral Imagination by Catherine M. Wallace. Review by Jonathan M. Hanes

Alan Gijsbers introduces the issues and papers from Wicked Problems Symposium, held in Victoria in 2019. The papers are published separtely on the site with links below.

ISCAST Executive Director Chris Mulherin has written an easy-to-read introduction to science and Christianity. This attractive, large-format, illustrated book is written for students, teachers, clergy, parish groups and interested lay people.

The book is available to order through ISCAST for $35 (now $30 for ISCAST members). Postage is free within Australia. Garratt Publishing also have a "buy 5 and get 1 free" deal here.

The book is free for new members of ISCAST; just join here then send us an email asking for your book.

On October 1st, the 2019 Tony Morgan ISCAST Lecture was presented by Dr Henry Fritz Schaefer, speaking on “The Big Bang, Stephen Hawking, and God”.

Congratulations to ISCAST fellow Mark Worthing for winning the 2019 silver award by ARPA (Australasian Religious Press Association) for

ISCAST Fellow Andrew Sloane has recently published an article on resurrection as both a spiritual and scientific phenomenon, and what it means to engage with the concept of death as a person of faith.

ISCAST fellow James Garth spoke on "Science and Faith: Enemies or Friends?" to a large crowd of young people recently at St Hilary's Anglican Church in Melbourne.

Eternity News recently interviewed Ken Ham from Answers in Genesis and asked ISCAST
Executive Director Chris Mulherin for a response.