The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

Donald Hoffman – professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine. © David McNew for Quanta Magazine

Professor cognitive science Donald Hoffman argues persuasively that evolutionary game theory tells us that our observation of reality has developed to something quite adequate for our survival, however completely wrong seen in the context of a real accurate view of the world around us. Read this fascinating interview with him in Quanta Magazine by Amanda Gefter (Author of Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn). That I’m not believing in Darwinism als the only cause of the evolution of species does not prevent me from highly recommending studying Hoffman’s ideas.

The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes

Or watch this interview with him on Youtube:

Paul J. van Leeuwen graduated in applied physics in Delft TU in 1974. There was little attention to the significance of quantum physics for the view on reality at that time. However, much later in his life he discovered that there is an important and clear connection between quantum physics and consciousness. What he learned between then and today resulted in a post academic course in quantum physics for non-physicists. A little bit later he decided to put the contents of that course, and more, in a book published in Dutch: Kwantumfysica, Informatie en Bewustzijn - and started a website on the subject. He translated the Dutch version of his book in English, titled: 'Quantum Physics is NOT Weird'.

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