First Principles Thinking & Secret Mastermind of Brain Scientists - Donald Hoffman, Cognitive Scientist


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In a follow-up to our previous episode, my guest today is again cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman, author of the book "The Case Against Reality".

In this addendum to the previous episode, we explore how Don's First Principles Thinking enabled his remarkably original theory on reality (covered fully in the previous episode).

Then further into today's discussion we hear about the Secret Mastermind of Brain Scientists that Don was a part of for nearly two decades,

Don has been making waves lately in a range of scientific fields with a theory of reality that splinters all of our preconceived notions. What if everything we thought was real -- the physical world around us and the notion of time -- are not reality but a vast surface-level operating system designed to guide our behaviors for evolutionary survival. What if understanding true objective reality were in fact counter to evolutionary success, and therefore the truth has been obscured from us. Donald Hoffman is a cognitive scientist at the University of California, Irvine.

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