The afternoon presentations were dominated by a debate about whether the improbability of us all being here today implies anything about whether the universe was designed by an intelligent creator. Personally, I think the universe was created to produce me. I’m sufficiently confident in my views that I went outside to chat with other conference participants.
Note: I’m being flip here, but I do think there is something fundamentally interesting about the interaction between religion and accelerating change/complexity. I’ll cover it later when I get to John Smart’s talk.