The assumption that science and religion are in conflict is a view that never diminishes.
Many assume that modern science has rendered religious explanations irrelevant, and some go further to say that science alone can answer all of the questions of life.
Modern humans evolved in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago. But how did our species go on to populate the rest of the globe?
Date: Saturday 22 October
Time: 6.30 pm
Topic: Fire in the Belly: Complex problems: science alone can only take us so far!
Speakers: Kerryn Gijsbers, Richard Gijsbers
Dr Graeme Finlay presents on Genetics, Evolution, Cancer, Suffering and God at Tabor College.
Science is not sufficient to explain all dimensions of existence, and to see science as our only valid guide to understanding reality is a great mistake, argues a new book by British philosopher Professor Roger Trigg. John Pilbrow, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Monash University and a Life Fellow of ISCAST (Christians in Science and Technology), explains.
To get computer models to look similar to the Universe around us, cosmologists have assumed that around 96 per cent of matter and energy are in forms that we cannot directly detect. You might think that this would make cosmologists wary of relying on such hypothetical substances. Yet for the majority working today, dark matter and dark energy are every bit as real as the stars and galaxies that we can see.