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PERCEPTION IS NOT REALITY | DONALD HOFFMAN

QUANTA MAGAZINE | Q&A | 04.21.2016

|| THE EVOLUTIONARY ARGUMENT AGAINST REALITY ||

The cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman uses evolutionary game theory to show that our perceptions of an independent reality must be illusions .

Hoffman has spent the past three decades studying perception , artificial intelligence , evolutionary game theory and the brain , and the conclusion is a dramatic one :

The world presented to us by our perceptions is nothing like reality .

What is more , Hoffman says , is that we have evolution itself to thank for this magnificent illusion , as it maximizes evolutionary fitness by driving truth to extinction .

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TED | DONALD HOFFMAN | VIDEO | MARCH 2015

|| DO WE SEE REALITY AS IT IS ? ||

Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman is trying to answer a big question :

Do we experience the world as it really is . . . or as we need it to be ? In this ever so slightly mind-blowing talk , Hoffman ponders how our minds construct reality for us .

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SOURCE | SATYAVEDISM.COM