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...

Secularism and its Discontents

August 2015 Pulse The American sociologist Peter Berger is perhaps one of the most interesting scholars of secularism and religion. In his book The Sacred Canopy published in 1967, Berger presented the famous secularisation thesis which postulates that as modernity...