This review, by ISCAST fellow Ian Hore-Lacy, affirms Mark Poynter's view about Australian forest management that "culpable high-level ignorance threatens not just forestry but the forests themselves." According to Ian, this "begs for fuller attention by those concerned with stewardship of God’s creation in its providential aspects for human beings."
We’re delighted to announce a very special Science & Faith event aimed at youth, hosted by St Hilary's Church and featuring ISCAST Fellows James Garth (main speaker) and Christina Smith-Blom (panelist).
The promo reads, "James Garth is a real-live rocket scientist and works in a very high level within the scientific community in Australia and is an excellent speaker in the area of Science & Faith. He also builds cool drones and recently worked at the Avalon Air Show."
(We hope James likes that description of himself, because we do! Eds.)
This week's big news of the first-ever photo of a black hole is written up here in an Eternity News article by ISCASTians Mark Worthing and Chris Mulherin.
Randy is a friend of ISCAST having visited us (the ISCAST Vic committee and Mark Worthing in Adelaide) about this time last year. He is a leading researcher in genomics, particularly in environmental mutagenesis, the process whereby the environment can affect the expression of genes and phenotypic traits in living things.
We congratulate him on receiving the 2019 Alexander Hollaender Award.
Upstairs Room, Trotters Bistro, 400 Lygon St, Carlton
An evening conversation with surveillance specialist David Lyon on "Christians in a Culture of Surveillance"
On 23 March ISCAST Victoria will host a “Fire in the Belly” gathering at Chris White’s place.
Prof. Andrew Bennett of La Trobe Uni. and A/Prof. Chris McNeill of Monash Uni. will each talk briefly on a subject close to their hearts relating to their science and their faith. Andrew has chosen the topic “Landscape ecology and nature conservation: who is my ecological neighbour?” and Chris will tackle "Perfect or Good? God's hand in creation."
The format for the evening will be as follows:
Many ISCAST friends will know that we were delighted to share Dr Denis Alexander when New College (UNSW) brought him to Australia to give the 2018 New College Lectures.
We were not able to record any of Denis's ISCAST talks but the New College Lectures, entitled "Genetics, God and the Future of Humanity", are now available for viewing here: https://www.newcollege.unsw.edu.au/sydney/lectures-2018.
Denis Edwards: 10 December 1943 - 5 March 2019.
ISCAST notes with sadness the passing of Denis Edwards on 5 March 2019.
We will consider how life emerged from primordial clay, so that it may observe and now speculate on its role in the universe;
We will look at our understanding of a divine spiritual being, with particular reference to creation.
The speakers: David Tuke, BSc (Hons) Biochemistry and Philosophy
David Sullivan, M. Theol. Studies
There will be a panel to respond to questions following the talk and a light supper afterwards.
7.30pm, Saturday 16th March 2019, St Luke’s Anglican Church, 65 William Rd, Carrum Downs