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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.

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]).

A shorter version of this article was published here at Eternity NewsOn 10 April 2021, Alister McGrath will join us as we host an online tribute to John Polkinghorne. Details are here.

Review of "The Faraday Papers" (various authors)
Ian Hore-Lacy, August 2010, updated January 2021.
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The Faraday Papers

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).

Reveiwed 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.

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.

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