ISCAST News

Review of "Going 'Green'—Forests, Fire and a Flawed Conservation Culture," by Mark Poynter

This review, by ISCAST fellow Ian Hore-Lacy, affirms Mark Poynter's view about Australian forest management that "culpable high-level ignorance threatens not just forestry but the forests themselves." According to Ian, this "begs for fuller attention by those concerned with stewardship of God’s creation in its providential aspects for human beings." 

May
24
May/24 19:00 - May/24 21:30
St Hilary’s Church, Kew (12 John Street, Kew)

Science & Faith: Enemies or Friends? A Victorian youth event

We’re delighted to announce a very special Science & Faith event aimed at youth, hosted by St Hilary's Church and featuring ISCAST Fellows James Garth (main speaker) and Christina Smith-Blom (panelist).

The promo reads, "James Garth is a real-live rocket scientist and works in a very high level within the scientific community in Australia and is an excellent speaker in the area of Science & Faith. He also builds cool drones and recently worked at the Avalon Air Show."

(We hope James likes that description of himself, because we do! Eds.)

EMGS formally announces Randy Jirtle as the 2019 recipient of the Alexander Hollaender Award.

Randy is a friend of ISCAST having visited us (the ISCAST Vic committee and Mark Worthing in Adelaide) about this time last year. He is a leading researcher in genomics, particularly in environmental mutagenesis, the process whereby the environment can affect the expression of genes and phenotypic traits in living things.

We congratulate him on receiving the 2019 Alexander Hollaender Award.

Mar
23
Mar/23 18:30
Camberwell, Victoria

Fire in the Belly

On 23 March ISCAST Victoria will host a “Fire in the Belly” gathering at Chris White’s place.

Prof. Andrew Bennett of La Trobe Uni. and A/Prof. Chris McNeill of Monash Uni. will each talk briefly on a subject close to their hearts relating to their science and their faith. Andrew has chosen the topic “Landscape ecology and nature conservation: who is my ecological neighbour?” and Chris will tackle "Perfect or Good? God's hand in creation."

The format for the evening will be as follows:

Denis Alexander's 2018 New College Lectures: now online!

Many ISCAST friends will know that we were delighted to share Dr Denis Alexander when New College (UNSW) brought him to Australia to give the 2018 New College Lectures.

We were not able to record any of Denis's ISCAST talks but the New College Lectures, entitled "Genetics, God and the Future of Humanity", are now available for viewing here: https://www.newcollege.unsw.edu.au/sydney/lectures-2018.

Mar
16
Mar/16 19:30
St Luke's Anglican Church 65 Williams Rd, Carrum Downs

Evolving Biology, Evolving Theology

We will consider how life emerged from primordial clay, so that it may observe and now speculate on its role in the universe;

We will look at our understanding of a divine spiritual being, with particular reference to creation.

The speakers: David Tuke, BSc (Hons) Biochemistry and Philosophy
David Sullivan, M. Theol. Studies

There will be a panel to respond to questions following the talk and a light supper afterwards.

7.30pm, Saturday 16th March 2019, St Luke’s Anglican Church, 65 William Rd, Carrum Downs

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