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Some reflections on teaching science, religion and thinking about the big questions with Year 5 students

It is usually towards the end of Year 4 that students begin to ask me various questions concerning the creation of this world. How did God create the world? Did it begin with a big bang? What did God make humans out of? How does God heal people? How old is God because I think he must be 14 million years? Of course this last student has had some conversation or read about the age of the earth somewhere and put together the age of the earth with the age of God.

ISCAST fellow and Mars-man, Jonathan Clark, reports on his latest Mars simulation in The Conversation

Jonathan Clarke has just returned from another mission to simulate life on Mars. This time he was on Devon Island in the Canadian Arctic, where the sun never sets in the northern summer. It’s all part of a project to see what some of the challenges are, should humans one day decide to live on Mars. (Jon will be speaking at ISCAST's science, faith and apologetics conference in March 2018.)

Astronomer Jennifer Wiseman to be keynote speaker at ISCAST conference and World Science Festival in March

Dr Jennifer Wiseman will be in Australia in March 2018 at ISCAST's invitation. She will speak at the ISCAST Conference on Science and Christianity in Brisbane and will also be a main speaker at the World Science Festival Brisbane. Dr Wiseman is an astronomer and a Fellow and former President of the American Scientific Affiliation, a network of Christians in science.

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