Understanding the Times (abridged from A Climate of Hope) - Claire Dawson
I remember learning about ‘global warming’ in geography class back in the late 1980s. Even then things seemed so bad to me that I felt quite convinced that I would never choose to have children of my own. The future seemed bleak, and humanity seemed to be failing miserably in its responsibility to care for the planet.
"Perceptions of Faith" is a short survey which aims to examine the degree to which certain definitions of the term 'faith' are accepted or rejected. It is being circulated through various communities including churches, bible colleges, rationalist and skeptic societies. It should take about two minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and the participant will not be identified during datacollection or analysis.
Was the resurrection of Jesus Christ an anti-scientific event? This question was discussed at a March 13 conference on science and religion hosted by The American Association of the Advancement of Science's Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion.
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.