Optimistic Nihilism?

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If this universe is really a massive yet meaningless and purposeless collection of colliding particles, how would you feel about your place in it? Typically, this kind of nihilistic view of the world would bring on the so-called “existential dread.” Yet, it doesn’t have to be that way, says a video from Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell. If this world is really like that, then we are truly free to experience and live it. This is optimistic nihilism.

Andy, Steve, and Terry are back this week to tackle this view.

Links & Articles

The Universe Doesn’t Care About Your ‘Purpose’ from The New York Times

Philosopher in NY Times: The Universe Has No Purpose But We Can Pretend from Evolution News

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