They cover everything from how simple can a cell get and still survive and reproduce to questions of design detection and bouncing cosmologies.
The conversation turns to the challenge and necessity of quickly evolving error-correction mechanisms in origin-of-life scenarios.
Also in this surprisingly accessible mix — feedback loops, physicist Jeremy England, and much more.
The implication is clear: the alien monolith has somehow bequeathed to him and his little tribe a sudden quantum leap in brain power.
The sun is burning out, and life on Earth is heading for extinction. This aptly conveys Darwinian materialism’s vision of a meaningless universe.