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 .
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 .
SOURCE | SATYAVEDISM.ORG