Very Bad Wizards

Very Bad Wizards is a podcast featuring a philosopher (Tamler Sommers) and a psychologist (David Pizarro), who share a love for ethics, pop culture, and cognitive science, and who have a marked inability to distinguish sacred from profane. Each podcast includes discussions of moral philosophy, recent work on moral psychology and neuroscience, and the overlap between the two.



episode 160: Everything is Meaningless: The Book of Ecclesiastes

David and Tamler dive into the book of Ecclesiastes, an absurdist classic that is somehow also a book of the Bible. Is everything meaningless, vain, and a chasing after the wind? Are humans just the same as animals? Are wise people no better off than fools? Will God judge us after we die, rewarding the good people and punishing the shit-heels? What if there is no afterlife and this is all we get? How should we deal with our pointless, unjust existence? Plus we return to our opening-segment bible— Aeon—and talk about an argument for replacing jealousy with...wait for it…compersion.Support Very Bad WizardsLinks:

  • Love without jealousy: consider the benefits of compersion | Aeon Essays
  • Just to say thanks to the wizards : VeryBadWizards
  • Ecclesiastes - Wikipedia
  • Ecclesiastes 1 NIV - Everything Is Meaningless - The words - Bible Gateway


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