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Science cannot be an exclusive guide to reality

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.

Cosmologists should be more skeptical of dark matter

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.

Why are we here?

Why are we here? is a new four part TV series airing on Foxtel, The History Channel from Saturday 9 July at 6.30 pm.
 
 Episode two will air at 6.30 pm on Saturday 16 July.
 
 
 
 
 

Mind meld - controlling an aircraft with your brain

After HOTAS, HMDs, touchscreens and gesture control - is ‘thought control’ the final evolution of the human-machine interface for pilots? TIM ROBINSON talks to Honeywell Aerospace about its cutting edge research into neural technology.
 
 
 

Logos Live 43: The X Files returns: is the truth still out there?

The return of the X Files to our television screens earlier this year has prompted many questions about the existence of aliens and the paranormal. Are we alone in the universe? Will the existence of aliens change our perception of Christianity? Is the truth still out there?

Speakers: Christina and Michael Smith

Can we live by science alone?

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.

 

Life & faith: Freedom regained

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.

 

Why teleology isn't dead

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.

 

June Digest available online

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.

 

 

Artificial Intelligence: Machines, Minds or both?

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.

 

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