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Autonomous Weapons: an Open Letter from AI & Robotics Researchers

Over 1,000 AI & robotics experts call for ban on autonomous offensive weapons.

 

 

 

15 Questions about Science and Religion, answered

An interesting link for ISCAST readers. 15 Questions about science and religion, answered.
 
Questions include: How can evolutionary psychology inform the science and religion dialogue? Can science ever replace religion? Why should scientists care about religion?

 

 

Bionic ear inventor Graeme Clark 'excited' about new project

The inventor of the bionic ear has revealed new Australian university trials that could help with treatment of paraplegics, epileptics and also dramatically improve the bionic eye implant unveiled in the UK last week.

 

 

Skeptical about Skeptics - website

A website that may be of interest to ISCAST members, Skeptical About Skeptics.

 

 

 

NASA spies Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting Sun-like star

Astronomers have spotted the closest thing yet to the first true 'Earth twin' - a small planet orbiting the bright star Kepler 452, at a distance where liquid water could exist.

 

 

Does Science Increasingly Make the Case for God?

On Christmas Day 2014, the Wall Street Journal published a provocative piece by Christian thinker Eric Metaxas, arguing that the extraordinary odds against life existing on another planet supports an inference to intelligent design. The article has since gone viral on social media and provoked considerable discussion and criticism. Aerospace engineer and Fellow of ISCAST James Garth weighs into the debate.

 

Curiosity: The search for life on other planets

Being chosen to pick the name for a major piece of space exploration must be one of the coolest things that could ever happen to a kid.

 

 

A Crisis at the Edge of Physics

Do physicists need empirical evidence to confirm their theories?

 

 

 

Faith in Science? A contradiction in terms? Event Information

The program for the 2015-09-12 Vic: Faith in Science? conference is now available for download from the event listing.

For full information, visit the event listing.

Pope on the Pope

Pope on the Pope: An evangelical climate scientist reflects on Laudato Si'
 
As a climate scientist cum budding eco-theologian, it is hard to contain my excitement that the head of the largest Christian denomination has made such a pronouncement on climate change, ecological issues and their underlying socio-political drivers.
 
 

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