Nick Huggett and I have just started a new blog, beyondspacetime.blog.com, which will offer a forum for posts and discussion on the philosophical foundations of quantum gravity. The new blog’s primary purpose over the next few months is to offer a point of information regarding an upcoming conference/seminar on the foundations of QG, which will take place in Chicago in September. The blog’s more long-term purpose will be to help forge a community of philosophers and physicists interested in the philosophy and foundations of QG. Check it out!
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I am happy to direct readers of this blog to an interview 3:AM Magazine recently did with my colleague and “time lord” Craig Callender. It’s a great interview, with great questions from an unusually philosophical interviewer. Expect a healthy dose of naturalism, in stark contrast to the recent interview they ran with Kit Fine. Fine is an outstanding philosopher with extraodrinary acumen, if only… Well, you should read the interviews for yourself. They are certainly both worth your time!
Over at Cosmic Variance, Sean Carroll posted a blog post today stating that according to undisclosed sources, the OPERA result of superluminal neutrinos may have been due to a “bad connection between a fiber optic cable that connects to the GPS receiver used to correct the timing of the neutrinos’ flight and an electronic card in a computer.” Obviously, this remains to be confirmed; but if confirmed, it would be a tiny bit embarrassing after the gigantic brouhaha throughout the popular media last fall…