Donald Hoffman Asks: Do we see reality as it is? – TED Talk

Science is there for good observations and good deduction. We don’t see all of reality, at least not with our normal interface, which is our five senses. Here is a scientist telling us that we don’t see reality as it really is.

I am fascinated with this talk. I am fascinated by anything that has to do with consciousness and perception. We live in a reality that we don’t really understand experientially, as much as we can understand, sometimes, logically. Many times also instinctively.

But we live in a very materialistic world, a world where science is perceived as the pinnacle of truth. Science, like any path, will come to certain level of maturity and realizations of it’s own limitations, and free itself from it.

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