“The Case Against Reality”
The case for woo woo pseudoscience.
This is pseudoscientific nonsense.
We see actionable reality at actionable scale, using some pretty amazing instrumentation.
We ‘predict’ (imagine consequences from) our model of the world, that is not real. That’s simply a lack of discipline.
I can and have, and others can and have, explained consciousness – and with recent work it’s not even complicated.
I’d like to see the ‘math’ he’s talking about because I’m pretty sure he’s hand-waving.
He’s using Truth as an undefined ‘woo woo’ term (hand waving).
A fitness payoff (more correctly, return on cost of continuous production)
An organism that sees the world as it is (processes unnecessary information) that models the world independent of it’s capacity for action will be out-competed by an organism that reduces the world model necessary for action to the minimum necessary for action, and just competes on what works regardless of any model of the world. Well, this is only true to the point at which organisms can voluntarily cooperate – because there are no competitors to return on cooperation.
The camera obscura, and the camera, are a purely physical thing without consciousness. Yet we see what the camera records, without manipulating it. Sure, we can’t see all the same colors. Some of us see more than others. But that’s a difference in resolution of color not a difference in any ‘truth’ we see.
“Space and time don’t exist independent of our perception.” Well that’s demonstrably false. Space and time are vocabulary we use to describe what we perceive through sensory information. “There are other consciousnesses out there”.
OMG…. I would eat these morons for lunch.