ISCAST Board Devotional: 26 May 2015

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".

'The Magazine', May-June 2015 Issue

Check out "The Magazine", with titles including:
~ 'Three parent families: miracle or menace?'
~ 'Creation and Evolution – do we have to choose?'
~ 'Engineering the earth’s climate: Can We? Should We?'
~ 'Face to Faith: God in the Lab' and much more ...



Digest now available online

Volume 7, Issue 1 of the ISCAST Digest is now available for download.






The Power of Awe

Philosopher Immanuel Kant famously remarked that two things filled him with awe and wonder: “the starry heaven above me and the moral law within me.”



A New Era: A review of 'God's Planet'

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.

In Memoriam: Dr. Jack Templeton

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.


Peter Boghossian vs Tim McGrew - A Manual for Creating Atheists

In advance of Peter Boghossian's discussion with Richard Schumack in Melbourne on 19 June, listen to the podcast that kicked off the 'faith debate'.




Sexism in Science: one step back, two steps forward

Two postdoctoral researchers took to the internet last month after having their research paper rejected for publication on laughably sexist grounds.


The Multiverse - Science or Theology? Interview with Prof Robert Mann

The Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society ( 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

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.



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