A couple months ago when I was shocked to realize how close to reality my April Fool’s parody had been, I’d unsuccessfully tried to find out some more information about the Templeton conference at Stanford that Mark Trodden had mentioned here. There’s now something about it on the Templeton website. It was part of Templeton’s Humble Approach Initiative which has as its goal “to bring about the discovery of new spiritual information.”
The conference was called Multiverse and String Theory: Toward Ultimate Explanations in Cosmology, and brought together various landscapeologists (including most of the Stanford theory group). One of the other participants was the Rev. Dr. Rodney Holder, an Anglican priest who believes that science supports Christian belief, and that “modern cosmology has reinvigorated the traditional argument for the existence of God from design”. He has written an article on miracles that won an award from the Templeton Foundation, and has a new book out entitled God, the Multiverse and Everything: Modern Cosmology and the Argument From Design, which argues for Intelligent Design.