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NASA has published an article concerning a recent study about the recent increase in global leaf area – and humanity's involvement therein.

We are delighted to announce the release of the latest 'meddlesome' volume from ISCAST Fellow Ian Harper.

If the publisher's description is anything to go by, it sounds like required reading!

This article by Matt Neal examines the way that trying to integrate his scientific work and religion impacted the life and legacy of Sir John Eccles. 

"Sir John Eccles is an icon of Australian science, but an attempt in later life to mix religion and science made him an outsider in the scientific community as it won him fans in the Catholic Church.

In their new podcast "Language of God," BioLogos has conducted an interview with Francis Collins regarding science, christianity, and gene editing. 

During the section in which gene editing was discussed, Collins said:

ISCAST member, Reverend Dr Charles Henry Sherlock was made a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia this year. This honour was awarded "for significant service to the Anglican Church of Australia, and to theological education."

ISCAST Fellow, Emeritus Professor Michael John Knight was made a Member (AM) of the General Division of the Order of Australia this year. This honour was awarded "for significant service to scientific education, particularly to hydrogeology  and groundwater management.” 

ABC Radio National program God Forbid (Feb. 3 2019) includes ISCAST fellow Mark Worthing talking about artificial intelligence (AI). It's a fascinating discussion about the implications and the nature of AI as well as the questions raised by its use.

Our friends in New Zealand have advised us of the Science and Theology track at the upcoming ANZATS conference in New Zealand from July 1 to 3. Nicola Hoggard Creegan (who some ISCASTians will have met at COSAC 2018) is coordinating the stream and would love to have submissions. 

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

Download Volume 10, Issue 4

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A sermon preached at COSAC, March 2018 in Brisbane.

A/Prof Alan Gijsbers, ISCAST President

Fergus McGinley

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In this follow-up to his previous and provocative article, “Do the heavens declare the glory of God?”, Fergus McGinley critiques “scientific ideology” and attempts to retrieve the soul.

 

A Reckless God? Currents and Challenges in the Christian Conversation with Science, edited by ISCAST Executive Director Chris Mulherin, Roland Ashby, John Pilbrow and Stephen Ames, can be ordered from ISCAST. This book is the first in the new "ISCAST Nexus" series.

Press release from The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital congratulates Professor Graeme Clark, AC who was recently announced as the joint winner of the prestigious Shambaugh Prize.

One of the most highly respected science prizes in the world, the Shambaugh Prize recognizes a remarkable work in the field of Otology and related basic research.

This book will assist in creating a conversation on how to discuss the issues of science and faith, especially creation and evolution, in an open and honest way.

Controversies about science and faith – especially debates about creation and evolution – continue to engage Christian teachers and pastors. How do they deal with such questions and respond with answers that are both informed and intelligent?

A work of calmness and clarity, Thoughtful Theism speaks directly to our age’s uneasy relationship to religion. It lives up to its title by modelling an honesty, candour and rigorous commitment to rationality rarely seen in the public square.

Will Jones considers the challenges to traditional understandings of the fall in the light of his view that "modern scientific understandings of human origins do not envisage any period when

"Life extension – using science to slow or halt human aging so that people live far longer than they do naturally – may one day be possible.

"The [American Association for the Advancement of Science] had begun to wrestle with how they could address the country’s intensifying science-religion divide. The non-profit organization had become attuned to the fact that some Christians—and especially evangelicals—often went to religious leaders, instead of scientists, for answers to scientific questions. The society saw an opportunity: Educate future religious leaders in any and all things STEM."

"It’s been a scorching summer and you may have found yourself down at the beach a few times. But how much do you know about the wildlife that lives on our beaches and in our seas? Last year I was introduced to Sea Watch: a programme that encourages the public to help those who work in the field learn more about the species that use our seas. Exmoor National Park were running a Sea Watch Training Day for anyone interested and had asked Lee Abbey to host it.

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