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The latest IPCC Assessment Report on climate change was released last month, three months before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.

Fergus McGinley is an Adelaide writer, teacher, lay preacher, with a background in theoretical physics, philosophy of science and education.

ISCAST Fellow James Garth has been awarded a 2021 Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) Award in the Bronze Category for "Best Faith Reflection", with his article "Science and Faith – Defusing the Conflict" published in The Gippsland

ISCAST and Regent College Audio have teamed up to offer you 50% off a collection of 24 audio courses on science and Christian faith by distinguished scholars and scientists.

Peter R. Stork, MS, MA (theol.), PhD, is an independent researcher, a former Honorary Fellow of the Australian Catholic University, and a Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Christianity and Science & Technology (ISCAST).

Pre-orders for a discounted price of $19.99 are open now for Tony Rinaudo's new autobiography "The Forest Underground: Hope for a Planet in Crisis".

In this article ISCAST Associate Dr Paul Tyson reflects on what can and should be the first goal of government in this current world of heightened biosecurity, and how Christian theology can inform our understanding of that difficult category

Join us from April 22 as we converse live with local and international speakers. This new series of conversations is a collaboration between our friends across the Tasman, New Zealand Christians in Science (NZCIS), and ISCAST in Australia.

Review of The Bible & Ancient Science: Principles of Interpretation by Denis O. Lamoureux

Reviewed by Jonathan M. Hanes

The following tribute is written by Alan Gijsbers, ISCAST

On behalf of all those in ISCAST circles who knew and respected Murray, we pass on our condolences to

ISCAST Fellow Doru Costache recently published the article described below. It is a developed version of a paper presented at ISCAST's Conference on Science and Christianity in 2020.

ISCAST Fellow Andrew Sloane comments on the recent development of "model human embryos."

Biotechnology has made remarkable advances in the last few decades. It has also raised ever-more-complex ethical questions. This is no more evident than in the recent announcement of the creation of "artificial embryos" (strictly, induced blastocyst-like structures,[1] or iBlastoids[2]).

ISCAST fellow Mike Clarke recently featured on an episode of City Bible Forum's Big Questions show. The big question was: Why preserve anything? And, in particular, why should we be concerned with the impact of fire on fauna?

A reflection by ISCAST Associate John Long on Christmas, science, and the work of Stanley Jaki

(Photo: The author and Stanley Jaki in 1992.)

 

Review of The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology and the Deluge Debate by Tremper Longman III and John H Walton (with a contribution by Stephen O. Moshier).

Reviewed by Loraine Holley

News from ISCAST fellow Doru Costache about the "science and Orthodoxy" project and documentary.

There is a common misconception that our genomes—all unique, except for those in identical twins—have the upper hand in controlling our destiny. The latest genetic discoveries, however, do not support that view.

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.

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