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

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Is Evolution by Natural Selection a Good Theory?

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At least five per cent of the efforts in science to understand consciousness assume that certain objects in space and time are real. We have to explain how consciousness could arise from physical processes that in themselves are not conscious, at least most physicalists would say they are not conscious. If you take evolution by natural selection seriously, you should not start with space and time as fundamental reality. Space and time is not fundamental. They're merely a data structure that evolution gave us. Whether what i've just said is true or not depends on whether evolution by natural Selection is a fairly accurate theory.

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