Sociologist Tom Aechtner on why complexity is better than conflict and how we change our minds.
Tom Aechtner was a speaker at this year's COSAC and Dr Natasha Moore (from the Centre for Public Christianity) recorded this interview with him there. In the interview, Tom tackles the vital and very current problem of, "...mass persuasion, why we believe and disbelieve things and how we can get past pointing fingers and yelling at each other."
Michael Wong is an ISCAST fellow, a psychiatrist and a recent member of the ISCAST board until his move to Hong Kong. As you will see from the book he is also trained in theology and hermeneutics. The publisher's website says:
According to ISCAST Executive Director, Chris Mulherin, "sceptics should stop demanding proof of climate change, because that’s not how science works."
An interview with Denis Alexander
In September, ISCAST Executive Director Chris Mulherin interviewed well-known UK scientist Denis Alexander. Alexander holds a PhD in neurochemistry and conducted research in human genetics, molecular immunology, and cancer for forty years. In 2006 he founded the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at Cambridge, where was director until 2012.
Tim and Lyn Beattie are friends of ISCAST who have taken the initiative to organise a number of "science and religion" events in their part of Melbourne. Tim reports here on the latest event:
ISCAST fellows James Garth and Jonathan Clarke spoke recently about "Life on Mars" on the Centre for Public Christianity's "Life and Faith" podcast.
Melbourne's 89.9 LightFM will feature ISCAST speakers at 9pm this Sunday August 12 and next Sunday, the 19th. First up will be an interview for City Bible Forum's Bigger Questions" program with ISCAST Executive Director, Chris Mulherin. The topic is 'Can we live by science alone? A word for Richard Dawkins'.
The following Sunday, the 19th, will be an episode Rob recorded at the ISCAST conference (COSAC) in March. It's called 'Do the heavens declare the glory of God?'.