Designing meaningful lives, for individuals and for societies, is thus a task of what I call ethical engineering that requires both an accurate understanding of human nature as well as imaginary capacities to envision new ideals and values that inspire each of us to live a more meaningful life. Values and meaning don’t exist in the world as such. They are human creations. And as human creations, we can design them to be even better than what they are now. Realizing that this is our task, instead of searching for some "true" solutions, allows us to get to work towards a more meaningful future for us all. … [Read more...] about How Can Life Be Valuable in a Cold and Mechanistic Universe?