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#585: Professor Donald Hoffman — The Case Against Reality, Beyond Spacetime, Rethinking Death, Panpsychism, QBism, and More

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Evolution by Natural Selection

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Evolutionary theory is all about fitness. Our sensory systems have shaped us to guide adaptive behavior so that we can live long enough to reproduce, basically. So if we're tuned to fitness, and the fitness paoffs literally are not homomorphisms of structures in reality, then there's no way that our perceptions can be homomorphic to reality or see the structures of reality. They're just a nice form that evolution gave us which makes us blissfully ignorant as to what 'reality' really is.

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