Rational Realm author biography and publications list
From a very early age, Leslie Allan was drawn to the sciences. His passions included astronomy, chemistry and electronics, with his interest in the latter leading to his first career. While studying electronics and physics at RMIT, Leslie became more and more intrigued by the intersection of science and religion.
He went on to study philosophy and history of religions at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, receiving the David Hume prize for outstanding achievement in philosophy. During this period, Leslie's key interests lay in theories of knowledge, ethics and philosophy of mind. In his later professional career, Leslie assisted a variety organisations develop their people capability and improve their systems and processes.
His current interests are in exploring the boundaries between science and philosophy. The beginnings of the universe, the seemingly absurd nature of the quantum world and the mystery of consciousness fascinate him immensely and now take up his time. He also created and now maintains the RationalRealm.com web site as a way of sharing his passion for learning and discovery and connecting with like-minded souls.