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The Meaning Code

Mapping the universe through discussions about physics, art, economics, philosophy, and more. The search for meaning through connections from one domain of knowledge to another. Finding the code that connects the substructures of the universe. For video recordings of these podcasts: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgp_r6WlBwDSJrP43Mz07GQ Find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/klwong43 View my art here: https://karenwongartcom Read essays here: https://TheMeaningCode.com

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Recent Episodes of The Meaning Code


Christian Baxter: Can the Telos of Worship Build a Meaningful Bridge between Religious Traditions?

Christian Baxter: Can the Telos of Worship Build a Meaningful Bridge between Religious Traditions?

Christian Baxter of the new Youtube Channel, Yours Truly, joins Karen for an extended discussion of the telos of worship. For a peak at how AI described this conversation, scroll down past the links.

The very first episode on Christian's channel: https://youtu.be/aUbULLbltzo?si=ZF249oYpIyJK0NHO

Christian's first conversation with Karen: https://youtu.be/tSIFpKcE_Fk?si=u62VXLD9EgDwO0s-

"Living Water" by Christian Baxter, with Karen's "Living Water" series of paintings: https://youtu.be/BhTWO-C2pRg?si=t5RBwHTpZK_ZM61R

For the curious sort, here...

Episode 11 July 2024 1h, 28m and 58s


Sevilla King on The Estuary Experience

Sevilla King on The Estuary Experience

This September I will be one of the speakers at Encountering Face to Face, Estuary Northwest 2024, a conference sponsored by Grail Country in Olympia, Washington. It will take place September 12-14 and will also feature Paul VanderKlay, Chris Green, Michael Martin, Rafe Kelley, and Graham Pardun. You can find out more about it here. https://estuarynorthwest2024.com

I'm publishing this video now because it tells more about what these conferences are like and the kind of community you can experience there. Sevilla King of the YouTube channel, A Quality Existence, speaks with Karen about their shared experiences...

Episode 4 July 2024 1h, 23m and 46s


Convey Your Thoughts with Care:  The Language of Specificity, Definition and Description

Convey Your Thoughts with Care: The Language of Specificity, Definition and Description

William joins Karen to propose some ideas around the necessity of specificity in language, what it means to be "obvious", and how definition differs from description. As Peterson says, tell the truth, at least don't lie.

Karen will be one of the speakers at the Pacific Northwest Estuary conference in Olympia, WA (September 12-15) sponsored by Grail Country's Nate Hile. Info here: https://www.estuarynorthwest2024.com/

Timestamps:

00:00 Intro

00:15 Estuary Conference information

03:00 Laying out the topic

10:07 Importance of Specificity in Language

15:10 Importance of Specificity in Communication <...

Episode 27 June 2024 1h, 19m and 56s


The Potential Hidden in Risk-taking and Failure

The Potential Hidden in Risk-taking and Failure

Andrea Hiott, host of Love and Philosophy (sample episode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSO9QThuQ6I) joins Karen to talk Failure and Risk Taking

Karen will be speaking at the PNW Estuary Conference In Olympia, Washington, mentioned at the beginning: https://www.estuarynorthwest2024.com/

Timestamps:

00:00 Intro and announcement re: PNW Estuary Conference

01:22 Exploring the concept of failure

06:50 Risk-taking and Development

13:05 Failure and Social Media

20:46 How can we align with the unknown and confront it voluntarily to build resilience and strength? 29:42 The...

Episode 20 June 2024 1h, 18m and 34s


Tomer Solomon on Bayesian Inference, Science, Life and Beauty

Tomer Solomon on Bayesian Inference, Science, Life and Beauty

Tomer Solomon joins Karen to talk about his recent paper on an integrative theory that looks at Markov blankets and the free energy principle, the parallels to the creative process and the nature of reality itself. In addition, he discusses the Biblical narrative through the lens of predictive processing and complexity theory, bridging ancient texts with modern scientific and mathematical frameworks. Timestamps:

00:00 Intro

02:23 Tomer’s background and career journey

10:55 Unified Process Theory of Meaning Markov blankets

25:53 Sacrifice and Unity

30:00 Beauty and its relationship to order and symmetry, the role of...

Episode 17 June 2024 1h, 29m and 11s


Telos, the Scientific Basis for a Life of Purpose:  by Stephen Iacoboni, MD

Telos, the Scientific Basis for a Life of Purpose: by Stephen Iacoboni, MD

Stephen Iacoboni, MD, is an award-winning cancer researcher and cancer center director at four locations in the Pacific Northwest over his 40 year career. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed cancer care spiritual journal, The Undying Soul. Halfway through his 4 decades as a cancer specialist stuck in the atheist paradigm, he realized something was missing, and that led him to write this remarkable book about the need to recognize Telos.

Order a signed copy or ask him any questions at his website: https://stepheniacoboni.com https://stepheniacoboni.com/contact/ The book is also available at...

Episode 14 June 2024 1h, 25m and 28s


Unbearable Suffering and Unimaginable Love

Unbearable Suffering and Unimaginable Love

Stephan Solomon of the YouTube channel, Charlie's Little Corner, joins today to tell his story.

Episode 23 May 2024 1h, 39m and 38s


Gabe and Glen: Time, Space, Tension and Creative Force, Part 1

Gabe and Glen: Time, Space, Tension and Creative Force, Part 1

Gabe introduces aspects of his theory to Glen who has a background in physics, mathematics, computer science and design engineering.

Episode 9 May 2024 1h, 10m and 45s


Gabe and Ryan: Conceptual Mapping of the Relationship between Sensory and Motor Function

Gabe and Ryan: Conceptual Mapping of the Relationship between Sensory and Motor Function

Ryan and Gabe discuss the overlaps of cognitive theory, psychology and body work. Timestamps are approximate.

Timestamps

00:00 Introductions and Setting the Agenda

04:00 Discussion on Patterns of Cognition and Consciousness

16:00 Exploring Cognitive Mapping and Historical Perspectives

20:00 Discussion on Barbara McClintock's Research and its Implications

23:00 Philosophical Reflections on Balance and Measurement

32:00 Overcoming Obstacles and Staying on Track

36:00 Exploring Hope and Faith

43:00 Exploring the Relationship Between Senses and Decision-Making

47:30 Understanding the Cycle of Information Processing

50:00 Exploring the Markov Blanket

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Episode 2 May 2024 1h, 18m and 25s


Delbert Larson, PhD in Physics with New Theory of the Aether: A Prejudice Towards Simplicity

Delbert Larson, PhD in Physics with New Theory of the Aether: A Prejudice Towards Simplicity

You can follow Delbert Larson on Twitter @Larsondelbert or at his website, https://larsonism.com.

The topics you will find discussed there include a replacement for relativity, a new way to produce clean and cheap energy through fusion, a new quantum mechanical formulation and a new theory for elementary particles.

Today's conversation focuses foremost on the theory of the Aether which would be a replacement for relativity. Dr. Larson has a Ph.D. in physics and decades of experience as an author and reviewer of peer-reviewed scientific works. Among his many efforts are three sole-author...

Episode 25 April 2024 1h, 28m and 32s

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