The Myth of Secular Neutrality

December 2015 Pulse Secularists have long ridiculed religion by portraying it as dangerous and divisive. Secularism, they insist, is not only objective since it is based on the natural sciences and empirical rationalism; it is also more tolerant and neutral, and...

Returning to Basics on SG50?

December 2015 Feature Article In her inimitable style as one of Singapore’s leading writers of fiction and non-fiction, Catherine Lim [1] offers articles that might allude to the political mood of a young nation that has almost come of age. In her oft-witty and...

Is the Universe Absurd?

December 2015 Pulse In an interesting essay published in 1998, the well-known Australian populariser of science Paul Davies asks a provocative question: ‘Is the Universe Absurd?’ In crafting his answer, Davies begins by pointing out the marvellous things about our...