I was watching Nova scienceNow on PBS tonight and they had a segment on "emergence" -- that is, leaderless organization towards greater complexity.
I love this stuff: makes me go all geeky-gooey, thinking about synchronicity and ending up with a copy of the Whole Earth Catalog. (From which I also got my childhood geodesic dome, at-home tofu making and alternative energy chops, too. And you wonder why I'm still a Unitarian Universalist.)
The Nova segment made me wonder, too, if there more than a passing coincidence between emerging intelligence and the basis of the Emerging Church movement. Does anyone, familiar with its theoretical roots, know one way or the other?