The organizers accepted my abstract for a talk about “The Return of Teleology to the Natural Sciences.”
Imaging techniques down to the picometer scale are permitting detection of previously unknown alliances of cellular software with electrostatics and mechanics.
They stop reactions at optimal times, and scan through products of their reactions with high-tech equipment to find trace amounts of the product they seek.
Jeremey England explained his conjecture that the flow of energy through a chemical system could cause it to self-organize in such a way as to move toward life.
“The selection of one such possibility out of the combinatorically large number of possibilities is a process that requires information.”