I’ll be off to an International Conference on the Evolution of Religion later this week. It should be interesting. The speakers are largely psychologists, anthropologists, cognitive scientists etc. with a foot in evolutionary biology, plus some biologists and religious studies types. Then there’s a smaller array of theologians and philosophers who’ll comment on the first group’s research. Daniel Dennett is one of the big-shot presenters. I think I’m the only physics-type giving a talk, though naturally it’s not directly about physics. (It’s about the version of physicalism that tends to attract us physics-types and how the evolution of religion fits into that picture.)
I expect I’ll comment on what went on once I’m back. We’ll see.