We also discuss this article by Hanzi Freinacht about the "3H" population: Hackers, Hipsters, and Hippies.


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Do those intermediate scales supply a path for personal change to bring about system change? When a small community implements a change that is un-scalable beyond its size, it’s like a sand castle. The world’s systems act like an ocean that soon washes it away. What can scale the local to the global, the temporary to the self-perpetuating?


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The conversations that have started to excite me the most are intermediate scales between the individual & the world:

- not-for-profit projects, activities & events, such as maker spaces, druid groves, science fiction conventions, local Burning Man events, open source software projects, Mastodon or Discord servers, board game/role playing groups, and Vibecamp

- co-housing and intentional communities

- scenes, where “scenius” emerges kk.org/thetechnium/scenius-or-

- subcultures & subsocieties

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We'll also discuss new events I've attended recently:

Critical Rationalism Weekend in Philadelphia

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In this bonus episode of the Fluidity , an interview with David Chapman about Fluidity Forum, a gathering we're planning for 2023.


And that's the end! See you in the next book, next week!

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In the third part of this episode: Sartre’s ghost and the corpse of God.

Existentialism, a hopeful alternative to rigid meanings, makes wrong metaphysical assumptions, and cannot work. It collapses inevitably into nihilism.


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On the second part of this episode: Nihilistic anxiety opens into play.

Anxiety is a natural reaction to uncertainty. In nihilism, pervasive loss of meaning makes everything uncertain; existential angst is a response.


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On the first part of this episode of the Fluidity : Miserabilism tastes like nihilism.

“Miserabilism” is the stance that everything is awful. It's confused with nihilism because both entail rage and depression.


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On our next episode, we will begin "In The Cells Of The Eggplant", by David Chapman, published at metarationality.com. An exciting milestone. Thank you for coming with me!

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Here we are, listeners. We have completed "Meaningness."

These episodes have been narrating sections of Meaningness which were written during the narration of Meaningness And Time. The remainder of Meaningness has already aired. If you are new to the podcast, it picks up from here at the episode aired on Aug 4, 2021, titled "The Complete Stance".


In the fourth part of this episode: No meaning for mortals.

Your future death does not make your present meaningless.


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In the third part of this episode: No meaning from the Big Bang.

Everything was meaningless at the moment of the Big Bang. What could add meaning after that?


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In the second part of this episode: Scientific rationality has proven: everything is meaningless. An event everyone thinks they remember, but never happened. Science disproved religious theories of meaning, but not meaning itself.


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In the first part of this episode: No meaning without proof.

A stubborn nihilist can always just refuse to admit that anything is meaningful.


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A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA. Convention info: https://penguicon.org