Understanding the Times (abridged from A Climate of Hope)

Understanding the Times (abridged from A Climate of Hope) - Claire Dawson

I remember learning about ‘global warming’ in geography class back in the late 1980s. Even then things seemed so bad to me that I felt quite convinced that I would never choose to have children of my own. The future seemed bleak, and humanity seemed to be failing miserably in its responsibility to care for the planet.

Chance or Necessity in the Origin of Life?

Was the living world desitined to look the way we find it? Or to ask a question that's closer to home, were our bodies meant to be the way they are?

A podcast interview between Ruth Bancewicz and Stephen Freeland.

Perceptions of Faith Survey

 "Perceptions of Faith" is a short survey which aims to examine the degree to which certain definitions of the term 'faith' are accepted or rejected. It is being circulated through various communities including churches, bible colleges, rationalist and skeptic societies. It should take about two minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and the participant will not be identified during data collection or analysis.

Can Christians Believe in Science and the Resurrection?

Was the resurrection of Jesus Christ an anti-scientific event? This question was discussed at a March 13 conference on science and religion hosted by The American Association of the Advancement of Science's Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion.



Large Hadron Collider successfully restarts

Large Hadron Collider successfully restarts with potential particle smashing power doubled.

The exile of the mind by Julian Rivers

The exile of the mind: Christian service in the secular university - by Julian Rivers
British higher education is increasingly secular in outlook. This paper identifies three aspects of that secularity: specialisation, instrumentalisation and globalisation.

The Atheist and His Metal Detector

The Atheist and His Metal Detector - by Frank Turek
I grew up on the Jersey shore. (No, it wasn’t like the TV show.) Every summer morning I’d see several men combing the beach with metal detectors looking for jewelry and change lost the day before. 

If C.S. Lewis met E.T.

If C.S. Lewis met E.T.
Scientists and Theologians on the possibility of extraterrestrial life



Scientists Seek Ban on Method of Editing the Human Genome

A group of leading biologists on Thursday called for a worldwide moratorium on use of a new genome-editing technique that would alter human DNA in a way that can be inherited.


Annual Lecture Review

ISCAST Vic Annual Lecture Review
This was the topic of this year’s ISCAST (Vic) annual lecture given by Prof. Bob White (FRS). We are all acutely conscious of natural disasters – tsunamis, bushfires, and the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand and so on.


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