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There may be an antidote to politically motivated reasoning

There may be an antidote to politically motivated reasoning. And it's wonderfully simple. Yes, politics can make us stupid. But there's an important exception to that rule.
 
 
 
 

God, bubbles and the origin of life

There is something about the sight of a bubble hanging effortlessly in the air that excites a childlike wonder in us, whatever our age. Perhaps it’s their delicate beauty, almost transparent, glimmering with a rainbow of colours? Perhaps it’s the temptation to pop them? For me, the most amazing thing about bubbles is that they make themselves.
 
 

Science falling victim to 'crisis of narcissism'

Cut-throat atmosphere in world-class labs and conferences closer to House of Cards than Big Bang Theory, says Swiss academic.

 

Big data, human rights and the ethics of scientific research

As we all know, digitization is radically transforming our lives. The internet, mobile devices, massive data collections and the analytics applied to them are propelling a digital revolution. The World Economic Forum spoke recently of a Fourth Industrial Revolution.
 
 
 

The nature of things: rediscovering the spiritual in God's creation

A new book entitled The Nature of Things: Rediscovering the Spiritual in God's Creation, edited by Graham Buxton and Norman Habel, with foreword by David Rhoads.
 
This book arises out of 2015's international conference in South Australia on ecology and creation care, 'Rediscovering the Spiritual in God's Creation'.

 

 

Between science and theology: how science learns about unobservable entities

In 1800, someone took the temperature of a rainbow. This story isn’t as strange as it sounds because that ‘someone’ was not the sort of person to look for a pot of gold, but a scientist called William Herschel.
 
 

Beauty in the brain: sleep, disease, and family life

A podcast by Anna Goodman, neuroscientist, and Ruth Bancewicz asking what we can find out from studying neurological disease. How has Anna found a way to fit family life and career together, and how do both of those aspects of life complement her faith and role in the church?

 

2016-11-19 Vic: Faith: what's in a word?

Allan Day Memorial Lecture

Date: Saturday 19 November

Time: 7.30 pm

Topic: Faith: What's in a Word?

Speakers:

  • James Garth - Fellow, ISCAST: Christians in Science & Technology
  • Meredith Doig - President, Rationalist Society of Australia
  • Robert Martin - Director, City Bible Forum Melbourne
  • Michael Clarke - Head of School of Life Sciences, Professor of Zoology, La Trobe University (Chair)

 

Life & faith: going nuclear

Nuclear fusion energy has been heralded as the answer to the global energy crisis, a virtually endless – and cleaner – source of power that will last several generations.
 
 
 

Freewill and the brain: choices, constraints, and community

Have you ever had that slightly disturbing experience of arriving at work and realising that you have very little recollection of how you got there?

 

 

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