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There's been a bit of activity of late surrounding popular concerns over chemicals and their proliferation in our lives.

Unfortunately, scientists and their science communicator brethren have made a dog's breakfast of trying to bring a bit of light and clarity to the discussion.

 

...[Prof. Tom] McLeish’s task was to set the scene for the week, exploring the relationship between science and religion. He spent much of the time looking at two questions: ‘What is science?’ and ‘What is religion?’

The main point of his talk was that the problem with the science and religion dialogue can be found in the word ‘and’. When we use the phrase ‘science and religion’, are we setting up a separation between the two that is not necessary? What do we mean when we relate the two together?

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Myth or Truth?

Friday 8th August - 12:30-1:15pm, Donkey Wheel House (673 Bourke St)

Be part of the audience of Logos Live, a radio show recorded in the CBD, where you can ask your questions and work out truth from myth. Has science buried God? with Prof John Lennox (Professor of Mathematics, Oxford University)

Cosmic Chemistry: do science and God mix?

Friday 8th August: 7:00 – 9:00pm Melbourne City Conference Centre (333 Swanston St)

What do scientists make of Genesis? Do you like to wrestle with ideas of faith and scientific claims? Don't miss Oxford University Professor of Mathematics John Lennox as he distills the turbulent debate about science and faith in God. A cosmic event for the skeptically minded, the scientifically curious and the believer who likes to wrestle with questions of science and belief. Prof John Lennox will speak followed by a discussion with moderator Rafael Epstein (774 ABC Melbourne), there will be opportunity for questions from the audience.

Date: March 2015

Venue: Serafino McLaren Vale (McLaren Vale, SA)

The international conference, Rediscovering the Spiritual in God's Creation, is being hosted by Tabor Adelaide...

Theme: 'Genetics - The language of God?'  

Saturday 16 August, 3.00pm: Family service to commence Science Week.

Wednesday 20 August, 10.30-1.45am: Q/A on this theme for years 11 and 12 students (IB and VCE).

Thursday 21 August 6.15pm: public lecture on the theme by Dr Phil Batterham, Professor of Genetics at The University of Melbourne.

CLIMATE CHANGE, FAITH AND RURAL COMMUNITIES 

How rural communities are affected by climate change and peak oil. What will be the future? 

MARTIN J. HODSON AND MARGOT R. HODSON

Climate change is a major issue for this century with significant impact on the future of the countryside. The first part of this paper considers the expected impacts of climate change on rural communities in the UK and the contribution that these communities make to climate change. Climate change is complex and interacts with many other factors...

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