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Late Professor Charles Birch, a man of science and faith

Louis Charles Birch (8 February 1918 – 19 December 2009) was an Australian biologist specializing in genetics in Australia. He was joint winner of the 1990 International Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. His teaching career included Oxford, Columbia and the Universities of Chicago and Minnesota, as well as visiting professor of genetics at the University of California at Berkeley and professor of biology at the University of Sydney. Professor Birch has blazed new paths into the relationships between science and faith.
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Economics alone cannot be the simple rationale for justifying a "big Australia"


Bernard Salt's main concern is that we need strong population growth to support a rising tax base in the coming decade. His view is that after 2020 it will be a bleak time for Australian investors, as baby boomers retire off. Bernard Salt says that there's a strong need to lift the number of taxpayers in Australia during that period to pay for the retirement needs of the baby boomers.

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