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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, 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.

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.



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




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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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.


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




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




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