Thanks for giving me your thoughts! As an almost particle physicist turned biophysicist, I don’t too often engage the physical world in these ways. I haven’t watched the recent video and wasn’t expecting it to provide any earth shattering revelations as I think that we may not ever have a fully scientific explanation of the laws of nature or certain (at least presently) underivable fundamental constants.
I would phrase it that way too, but then I would have to add some kind of discussion about time. I am trying to think more about time, but specifically the ‘arrow of time.’ I am coming to think of the arrow of time as simply a description of states doing a random walk through phase space into the highest entropic configurations. However, this doesn’t exclude low entropy configurations as given enough time you would randomly walk into such configurations. Is there an absolute time for our universe or is it an emergent property that only exists because our universe began in a low entropy state (when considering the maximum entropy it could have).
I’ve got to watch it now to see what you mean. I had mentioned I think towards the beginning of this thread the idea that there is a brute fact to just accept: that the laws of Physics just are and are ‘eternal’ or something metaphysical is the cause of them. Do you think a more honest answer from everyone is just that ‘we don’t know?’