Published date: Friday, October 01, 2004
By: Larissa Johnson
A review article of the Dan Brown novel on the alleged conflict between science and religion.
The idea of the conflict between science and religion is pervasive in our society, particularly in popular literature. This article examines the mythical origins of the conflict metaphor and its employment by the airport novelist of the moment, Dan Brown.
Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons is a page-turner mystery novel, and has proved a very successful one at
Designer Humans: is any room left for God?
Published date: Thursday, September 30, 2004
By: Megan Best
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CASE faculty member, Dr Megan Best, delivered the 2004 Smith Lecture on Friday 17 Sept at the Australian Stock Exchange on the topic Designer Humans—is any room left for God?
We live in a technological age, and that is a good thing. We have all enjoyed the fruits of technology, from PowerPoint slide shows to fully automatic washing machines. Thanks to technology, our world has changed enormously in the last 100 years. Consider this quote from the
Published date: Friday, June 18, 2004
By: Andrew Cameron & Tracy Gordon
Is there any point exploring the unvisitable reaches of the universe?
At 6.07 a.m. GMT on Tuesday June 8th 2004, the planet Venus began a rare four-hour passage across the face of the sun. Half the world watched, through devices ranging from gigantic solar telescopes through to paper-and-pinhole viewers, or via the internet. This unusual event has not been seen since 1882, and the only forthcoming ‘transit’ any of us will live to see is not until
Published date: Tuesday, June 18, 2002
By: Kamal Weerakoon
How does the stem cell debate affect the debate about human cloning? And what should be done with all of those frozen embryos?
This paper was prepared by Dr Megan Best, member of the Social Issues Executive, medical doctor and qualified bioethicist. It exposes the method involved to reach the therapeutic benefits science has promised in embryonic stemcell research. Only through human cloning will such benefits be achieved.