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The Genealogical Adam and Eve: The Surprising Science of Universal Ancestry

S. Joshua Swamidass

IVP Academic, 2019


Reviewed by Stephen Collins, who is a fellow of ISCAST and a retired physics lecturer.

ISCAST fellow Andrew Sloane discusses consciousness on the ABC's God Forbid program.

Science and Christianity: Understanding the Conflict Myth, by ISCAST Executive Director Chris Mulherin is an easy-to-read introduction to science and Christianity for students, teachers, clergy, parish groups and interested lay people. 

ISCAST fellow Peter Harrison comments on the danger of assuming that a return to Enlightenment values is the solution to some of the global turmoil.

Mike Hulme is a top climate scientist (and Christian) who hit the news some ten years ago when the "climategate" saga blew up releasing private emails between climatologists.

It is with some sadness that we learned of Sir John Houghton's death brought on by COVID-19.

Alan Gijsbers is President of ISCAST and an addiction medicine physician.

It is Easter. And I am an addiction physician. What has addiction medicine to do with the atonement?

ISCAST fellow Michael Clarke was interviewed by the international "Nature" magazine about the Australian bushfires. 

ISCAST Executive Director Chris Mulherin was one of the guests on the ABC's "God Forbid" program recently. See here.

The following is an email sent to ISCAST members and friends on January 13, 2020 following the Executive Director's sojourn and evacuation from Mallacoota during and after the fires. ...

It is Sunday morning January 12, 2020. I am sitting at home where things are externally normal: normal traffic, normal bird noises, normal Melbourne blue sky with clouds, although a little smoky.

The summer of 2019-20 has seen huge and intense bushfires in Victoria and NSW. Some 1.4 million ha in Victoria and 4.9 million ha in NSW has been burned to mid-January.

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Review of Confronting Religious Denial of Science: Christian Humanism and the Moral Imagination by Catherine M. Wallace. Review by Jonathan M. Hanes

Alan Gijsbers introduces the issues and papers from Wicked Problems Symposium, held in Victoria in 2019. The papers are published separtely on the site with links below.

ISCAST Executive Director Chris Mulherin has written an easy-to-read introduction to science and Christianity. This attractive, large-format, illustrated book is written for students, teachers, clergy, parish groups and interested lay people.

The book is available to order through ISCAST for $35 (now $30 for ISCAST members). Postage is free within Australia. Garratt Publishing also have a "buy 5 and get 1 free" deal here.

The book is free for new members of ISCAST; just join here then send us an email asking for your book.

On October 1st, the 2019 Tony Morgan ISCAST Lecture was presented by Dr Henry Fritz Schaefer, speaking on “The Big Bang, Stephen Hawking, and God”.

Congratulations to ISCAST fellow Mark Worthing for winning the 2019 silver award by ARPA (Australasian Religious Press Association) for

ISCAST Fellow Andrew Sloane has recently published an article on resurrection as both a spiritual and scientific phenomenon, and what it means to engage with the concept of death as a person of faith.

ISCAST fellow James Garth spoke on "Science and Faith: Enemies or Friends?" to a large crowd of young people recently at St Hilary's Anglican Church in Melbourne.

Eternity News recently interviewed Ken Ham from Answers in Genesis and asked ISCAST
Executive Director Chris Mulherin for a response.

ISCAST distinguished fellow Denis Alexander talks about whether there is purpose in biology and in life, in this podcast with Natasha Moore at the Centre for Public Christianity.

Randy is a friend of ISCAST having visited us (the ISCAST Vic committee and Mark Worthing in Adelaide) about this time last year.

Denis Edwards: 10 December 1943 - 5 March 2019.

ISCAST notes with sadness the passing of Denis Edwards on 5 March 2019.

This is the extraordinary story of Sub-Saharan Niger, one of the world’s poorest countries, and the reforestation of an area the size of Tasmania through Farmer Managed Natural Revegetation (FMNR).

The February issue of the ISCAST Digest is now available to download. The Digest is full of fascinating stories and resources including ...