Cambridge biologist and writer; author of Last Animals At The Zoo; The Time Before History.

"How predictive is the much sought-after 'Theory of Everything' intended to be? Presumably it will show why the formation of fundamental particles was inevitable, and why these were bound to form into atoms, and presumably predict galaxies. But will it show that life was bound to appear? Or consciousness? How powerful will it be really รท or can it be? What is the Universe really capable of?"

"What is religion? Is it necessary? Can we devise a religion for the 21st century and beyond that is plausible and yet avoids banality รท one that people see the need for? What would it be like?"