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The theatre of authoritarian elections: why Myanmar is going to the polls

Dr. Lee Morgenbesser of Griffith University argues that Myanmar is holding elections, but like the many other authoritarian regimes that do so, it isn’t for democratic reasons and regime change remains highly unlikely

The World Will be Very Religious in 2050

Brian J. Grim, president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, argues that : “reports of the death of organized religion have been exaggerated. According to recent research, the growth of religious populations worldwide is projected to be 23 times larger than the growth of the unreligious between 2010 and 2050.”

Sociological Ideas: Class and social stratification

Osama Al Mahdi, an Assistant Professor at Bahrain University argues that: “Class is a defining characteristic of modern society, though the meaning and significance of class has changed over time. From Marx to contemporary sociologists, class has maintained its fascination in social science, and the continued effects of class systems still shape our experience and chances of succeeding in life.”

Quantum Physics & the Mind of God

Do the laws of physics, those complex rules which govern the universe, say anything about the existence of God? Does the belief in the existence of God change the way we think about those physical laws? Why have scientists ebbed and flowed between seeing physical laws as a way of killing God, to seeing them as a reflection of the mind of God??