Ouch! I don’t actually dismiss those “buzz-words”,
but instead consider them to be consequences instead
of “first principles”. And possibly even approximations.
That is, I imagine the space around us as a bundle of
fibers described by polynomials and their conjugates;
a first principle of sorts.
In short, I will make every effort to make our perspectives
converge; you with Boltzmann’s atoms and me with
Boltzmann’s entropy. Two seemingly different concepts, but
really just two perspectives of the same mechanism.