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Science alone does not have all the answers

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.

 

What is a person?

How would you know that a person was a person, if they didn’t come in human form? This is one of the questions that David Lahti, Professor of Biology at Queens College in New York, asked in his lecture on Biology and Personhood at the Faraday Institute this summer.

 

A single migration from Africa populated the world, studies find.

Modern humans evolved in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago. But how did our species go on to populate the rest of the globe?

 
 
 
 
 

Scientists use 'virtual unwrapping' to read ancient biblical scroll reduced to 'lump of charcoal'

Scientists use 'virtual unwrapping' to read ancient biblical scroll reduced to 'lump of charcoal'.
 
Turned to charcoal in a blaze nearly 1,500 years ago, using groundbreaking digital reconstruction the scroll has finally been read and identified as biblical.

 

Cut-throat academia leads to 'natural selection of bad science', claims study

Scientists incentivised to publish surprising results frequently in major journals, despite risk that such findings are likely to be wrong, suggests research.
 
 
 

2016-10-22 Vic: Fire in the Belly

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

The Bible and human origins

Science may have changed the way we read the opening chapters of Genesis, but we still need to respect the historical integrity of the text. This was Mark Harris’s reflection as he opened his lecture on The Bible and Human Origins at the Faraday summer course last month.
 
 

Genetics, evolution, cancer, suffering and God : video

Dr Graeme Finlay presents on Genetics, Evolution, Cancer, Suffering and God at Tabor College.

 

 

 

Science cannot be an exclusive guide to reality

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.

Cosmologists should be more skeptical of dark matter

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.

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