This conference is turning out to be interesting, in a kind of weird way. I am very much the agnostic in the Catholic lion’s den, but so far the lions haven’t so much as looked my way hungrily. I did have an interesting discussion tonight with Simon Conway Morris, and Paul Griffiths’ and my talk (his really; I just coasted along as ghost author) went over very well indeed, in which we (he) argued that the evolutionary debunking argument that works for religion and morality fails for cases in which evolution tracks fitness by tracking truth (i.e., in cases where our Umwelt is ecological).
I give my solo talk on evolutionary naturalism of religion tomorrow.
One other cool event was that Ken Miller showed a number of theist and atheist advocates of evolution on a slide (let them all talk, he said), and one of them was PZ Miscible. I nearly stood up and shouted “I know him!”.