Space mining opens door to Mars missions

Australia's mining boom might be over, but some of our brightest engineers say we shouldn't be looking at the ground in search of another economic windfall -- we should be looking to the stars.



Talking Science and God with the Pope's new Chief Astronomer

On 18 September, Pope Francis appointed Jesuit brother Guy Consolmagno as the new director of the Vatican Observatory, which employs a dozen astronomers to study asteroids, meteorites, extrasolar planets, stellar evolution, and cosmology.


Science and Faith: Exploring an Intellectual Frontier

Science and Faith: Exploring an Intellectual Frontier, by Alister McGrath
My first love was science. I've never stopped loving it.
Science is great at taking things to pieces to find out how they work, helping us grasp the mechanisms underlying the processes we see around us in the world.

Pew: Churchgoers Least Likely to See Science and Regligion in Conflict

The more you go to church, the less likely you are to see science and religion as incompatible, according to the latest Pew Research Center survey.



Do science and religion conflict? It's all in how you 'see' it

Pew survey: Do science and religion conflict? It’s all in how you ‘see’ it




ISCAST Research Fund

The Board has commissioned James to complete the statistical analysis and write up the results of his 'perceptions of faith' survey. Read his initial report here.

It will take $10k to complete the research and write it up. We are inviting friends and members of ISCAST to donate to this fund to get this project completed.

If you wish to help this project along, please make a donation and specify that it is for the "Research Fund".

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No wonder believers and sceptics disagree - they use different definitions

Sometimes believers and their critics, each frustrated at their inability to make the other side "see", feel they are speaking a different language. New Australian research suggests there is some justification for thinking so.


The Territories of Science and Religion

Nick Spencer, Research Director at Theos, reviews Peter Harrison's book The Territories of Science and Religion.




NASA astronaut's view of Australia's landscape

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has shared on social media a series of amazing pictures of the Australian continent taken from space.



What Aussies think of "faith" - Eternity News (p2)

James Garth discusses the Perceptions of Faith survey for Eternity News (p2)





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