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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.

 

ISCAST Fellow recognised in Queen's Birthday honours

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.

 

 

Stories of Life

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.

We need more AI in armed conflict, not less

Jerry Kaplan speaks in this video on our moral obligations to all the victims of war.

 

 

Artificial intelligence should be protected by human rights, says Oxford mathematician

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.

 

 

 

The deep problem evangelicalism has with evolution

Why are so many evangelicals on full alert over evolution?
Because they are afraid—afraid that, if evolution is correct, their evangelical heritage is called into question.
Their personal narrative is threatened.

 

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