NYT columnist interviews MIT nuclear physicist on cold fusion and his path to faith

New York Times columnist, Ross Douthat, interviews MIT professor of nuclear science and engineering, Ian Hutchinson, on the future of nuclear science, and the history of science and Christianity – in general, and in his own life.




Evangelicals and space exploration: do we have Curiosity?

In between the high-res images of the grainy Martian landscape and a “hot” mohawked NASA technician, the safe landing of the new-and-improved, SUV-sized Mars rover Curiosity has reignited public debate on the United States’ place in the world of space exploration.


Did we just discover aliens? Scientists aren’t ruling it out

Aliens are not a thing. We know this, right? Well, maybe. Turns out that, almost despite themselves, some of the world’s leading astronomers are taking seriously the question of whether or not we are alone on Earth. Among them, Yale’s Tabetha Boyajian, who has stumbled into what might be one of the biggest mysteries in the galaxy.


Scientists unveil new ‘Tree of Life’

A team of scientists unveiled a new tree of life on Monday, a diagram outlining the evolution of all living things. The researchers found that bacteria make up most of life’s branches. And they found that much of that diversity has been waiting in plain sight to be discovered, dwelling in river mud and meadow soils.


Devotion from April 2016 Board meeting

Devotion led by Peter Eyland at the ISCAST Board meeting of 5 April 2016




Mars Society to launch Mars 160 twin desert-arctic analog missions

ISCAST Fellow and Board member Jonathan Clarke has been selected to go to Mars ... well not quite (yet!) ... he and six others will spend 160 days in a Mars simulation in the desert and the arctic in the next year.

Beyond matter: why science needs metaphysics

Beyond matter : why science needs metaphysics / Ruth M. Bancewicz
What did you do on your leap day this year? I listened to a talk by Roger Trigg, who is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick and a Senior Research Fellow of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion in Oxford.

How we are made : embryos, biology and belief

How does a single fertilised cell become an infant? What does that process say about us – and God? These were the questions that Professor Jeff Hardin asked in his lecture at the Faraday Institute last month.


Quantum mechanics and the question of divine knowledge

Quantum mechanics and the question of divine knowledge / by Stephen J. Robinson
Joseph Heller’s novel Catch-22 contains the following dialogue (with omissions for brevity) between Yossarian, an American bombardier in World War II who wishes to be removed from combat, and his doctor, Doc Daneeka.

Conversations with Chris Mulherin on science and Christianity

Interview with ISCAST EO Chris Mulherin about science and religion.






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