Episode 15

Published on:

22nd Sep 2021

S2EP15 -Evolution

In Episode 15 Bishop Richard Umbers is joined by Dean of St Pauls College Sydney, Dr Antone Martinho-Truswell and Dr Michael Elias from the CSIRO, to discuss the relationship between the theory of evolution and the Catholic faith.

Dr Antone Martinho-Truswell is Dean of St Pauls College Sydney and Research Associate of the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, hiscontinuing research is focused primarily on learning and cognition in birds, primarily using mallard ducklings as a model.

Dr Michael Elias has a PhD in Systematic Entomology and Phylogenetic, and currently works for the Australian National Insect Collection at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). 

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The Episcopal Podcast
The Episcopal Podcast is a show where, in the context of a friendly discussion and/or interview, we bring the elements of the Christian intellectual tradition to bear on contemporary issues.
The Episcopal Podcast is an initiative of intellectual formation by Bishop Richard Umbers, auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Sydney.
In the context of a fortnightly informal discussion with co-hosts and guests, the podcast aims to bring awareness to the riches that make up the Christian intellectual tradition, which includes philosophy, theology, history, the sciences, languages and the arts. Conversations will last between 30 and 45 minutes and be organised around discussions on specific topics, both historical and contemporary.

The podcast will do more than visit academic museum pieces, but also bring that tradition to bear on the lives of Christians and all of good will. This flows from the basic commitment that genuine intellectual endeavour is not meant to be an opportunity to display the individual prowess of a select class, but works for the common good of all. Because of this, the podcast will make the content of the intellectual tradition as relatable as possible to as many people as possible, without losing sight of the intellectual heart of the program. Because the podcast is aimed for the common good, it also seeks to have an international focus, bringing together guests from Australia and also overseas.

The podcast also aims to partner up with established intellectual formation event providers, including but not exclusive to Scholarship in the Cathedral and the QndA series by the Institute for Ethics and Society at the University of Notre Dame Australia. This partnership could involve interviews with presenters, as well as the distribution of audio recordings arising from these events.