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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.
 

How the digital age has changed our approach to death and grief

How the digital age has changed our approach to death and grief

In the days and weeks leading up to the death of Leonard Nimoy, the actor and director most known for playing the gravel-voiced Vulcan Mr Spock in Star Trek, knew he was dying. 

 

Spacecraft Dawn has arrived at Ceres, one of solar system’s last unexplored planets

Spacecraft Dawn has arrived at Ceres, one of the solar system's last unexplored planets - By Rachel Feltman.
 
NASA has confirmed that its Dawn spacecraft entered the orbit of the dwarf planet Ceres on Friday (6/3/15) morning, making history twice over. 
 

2015-03-21 Gippsland Chapter: 'Chappie': Film & Theology

Event:  'Chappie': Film & Theology
Date:
 Saturday 21st March 2015
Time: Meet at box office at 7:45pm, pre-show talk commences at 7:50pm, movie starts at 8:pm sharp. 

Venue: Peninsula Cinemas (Cinema Arcade, Victoria St, Warragul)
Cost: $10 for pre-reserved tickets, $15 at the door on the night
Link: Visit Facebook page for further updates
 

The Changing Face of Evolutionary Theory?

An interesting development is taking place in the biological and anthropological sciences today that has its roots in a decades-old discussion. Whispers in the halls of scientific faculties and hushed conversations in laboratories have solidified into outright dialogue and debate in top scientific journals.
 

The Sacrament of Creation: What Can We Expect from Pope Francis' Ecological Encyclical?

The Sacrament of Creation: What can we expect from Pope Francis' Ecological Encyclical? - By Clive Hamilton

 
 

3D printing raises ethical issues in medicine

3D printing can offer great benefits in medicine, but it also raises a number of ethical questions as the technology develops, says Susan Dodds.
 

 

Geoengineering might work in a rational world … sadly we don’t live in one

Geoengineering might work in a rational world … sadly we don’t live in one

The publication of a hefty two-volume report on geoengineering by the US National Research Council represents a marked shift in the global debate over how to respond to global warming.
 

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