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LATEST DIALOGUES Reality is a User Interface: Donald Hoffman

In a brilliant presentation, with game changing ideas flowing faster than we can take them in, cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman describes the challenges both for science and for spirituality in the move towards a scientific theory of consciousness. He shows the evidence that, in science’s quest, mathematics has already begun to describe conscious experience. He spells out the preconceptions that will have to be reconsidered by scientists: the idea of third-person science, that space and time and objects are fundamental – and by nondualists: that scriptures and teachers can be sources of authority as well as inspiration. Science and spirituality working together, he says, can explore and understand consciousness.

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2 Responses to “Reality is a User Interface: Donald Hoffman”

  1. March 25, 2018 at 5:17 pm, Kerry A. Shirts said:

    This was a remarkable little 1/2 hr video. Time very well spent on my take of it. Thank you for making us aware of it. I want to see entire series of this gentleman!

    Excellent presentation, stimulating ideas on how math can show consciousness states and predictions (of all things!), and very well elucidated so that we lesser mortals can grasp the points of convergence as well as divergence, and what the future ought to hold as far as getting a valid dialogue going between all peoples and cultures. This is a creation that Sand can justifiably be proud of producing.

    I sincerely hope Sand continues this style, quality, and profound type of production of educational materials and get into even more depth as well as clarity and teaching us the nuts and bolts of it all. I am impressed.

    • April 21, 2018 at 9:37 am, jayoh said:

      > Kerry, I could not agree with you more! The entire idea that consciousness is primary has stimulated my heart/mind/body/environment into new areas of consideration with others to discuss.

      This reminds me of the seemingly overwhelmed nature of many today, who have forgotten the lessons learned from the 1993 TM ‘murder meditation sit-in’ in DC. The mayor later stated that that crime had gone down by 23%.

      What would happen if S.A.N.D. organized a similar world-wide meditation at a given time, to come to grips with our runaway climate breakdown emergency and people’s attitudes about that reality?

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