DOWNLOAD (right click to save linked file): TWTS – Episode 47 – The Universal Law of Weirdness
The only law that always applies to reality is the laws of physics/nature, and that law is what we also call entropy/evolution, as far as I can tell. This law essentially says that the universe starts with simple, boring, somewhat predictable stuff and grows increasingly more complex, diverse, weird, and unpredictable. And it does so through a simple set of instructions for dividing things up and recombining them in novel ways to produce all possible combinations of matter and energy.
So the best way to stay as safe and uninjured in life as possible is to be expecting the (seemingly) unlikely to happen, at least somewhat often.
There are a variety of ways to do this, which I go over in this podcast, in a fairly meandering way. (Which is, of course, what you might be starting to expect!)
And as for me, I expect that you will be able to find yourself finding ways to embrace the weirdness in some weird and seemingly unpredictable way.
(Including, perhaps, noticing the reality that sometimes things are weird and sometimes they are wierd.)
Links referenced in episode:
The ideal algorithm for keeping options open – TED Talk by Alex Wissner-Gross
This Explains Everything (the art installation video version): https://youtu.be/KX959aZ6WpU
More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil
The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife
And for good measure: Pascal’s Triangle
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