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A Cornucopia of Time Talks

Cosmic VarianceBy Sean CarrollNov 8, 2011 4:15 PM

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I don't suppose "cornucopia" is the right collective noun, but what does one call a collection of talks centered on the subject of time? I previously linked to these talks from our time conference, but it's clear from the viewing numbers that not nearly enough of you have taken advantage of them. There's a lot of great stuff here! So let me pick out some of my very favorites, although I promise they are all good. Here's neuroscientist David Eagleman, talking about how we perceive time.

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkANniH8XZE[/embed]

Here's physicist-turned-complexity-theorist Raissa D'Souza, talking about complexity.

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSO1mpeFUD8[/embed]

Here's another physicist-turned-complexity-theorist, Geoffrey West, taking the complexity story even further.

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFFVSvAr7Wc[/embed]

Here's former guest-blogger, now Discover blogger, and engineer/roboticist/neuroscientist/philosopher Malcolm Maciver, talking about making choices and the evolution of consciousness.

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRDfwsuBNb4[/embed]

And to top things off, here's one of those mock debates (where participants attempt to defend the side they don't believe in). This time it's David Albert vs. David Wallace, on the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGdO929Rpns[/embed]

Seriously good stuff. There are still more talks not yet up, I'll let you know. Update: I didn't realize my own talk was up. Here it is.

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR9reQrumS0[/embed]

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