At the Q2C festival in Ontario, which I mentioned in my previous post, Carroll gave a lecture on his favourite topic of entropy and the arrow of time (for a more mathematically precise version of the same talk see here). I think that whoever is interested in questions of time and temporality would pretty enjoy it (if perhaps critically). Others good talks are scheduled, and others have already been delivered and are available to watch in streaming. I still had no time to watch other ones, but S. James Gates’ one seems promising. And Lawrence Krauss’ one (coming up in some hours) will surely appeal to all those interested in the theme of extinction.
When watching Carroll’s talk, it started buzzing around in my head some possible Meillassouxian take on the Boltzmann brains argument, (for a longer explanation of it see here) and its counter argument, regarding the issue of randomness and human access to reality. Nothing concrete yet, I’ll give it more attention when I’ll have some time than now.