At the ISCAST Board meeting on Tuesday 26 May 2015, Peter Eyland opened the meeting with a Devotion. He touched on some of the disasters recorded in Scripture and their seemingly random nature.
His concluding thoughts are: A randomness in life's fortunes is the built into this universe, providing spontaneity and interest but, at the same time making people vulnerable to various kinds of disappointments and tragedy. It is, in Robert [Stening's] words, "a universe which invites faith".
Stephen M. Barr reviews Owen Gingerich's book God's Planet.
According to a famous formulation of Stephen Jay Gould, science and religion constitute "non-overlapping magisteria" or "NOMA". What he meant is that they are separate domains, deal with different questions, and can never conflict if they keep within their own boundaries.
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr. (Jack), president and chairman of the John Templeton Foundation. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Templeton's family and friends during this difficult time.
The Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society (http://centressrs.org) at Emmanuel College presents Robert Mann, Professor of Physics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in conversation with Ross McKenzie, CSSRS Fellow and Professor of Physics at The University of Queensland.
The Territories of Science and Religion, a new book by Prof Peter Harrison
The conflict between science and religion seems indelivle, even eternal. Surely two such divergent views of the universe have always been in fierce opposition? Actually, that's not the case, says Peter Harrison.