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Most of us believe we perceive reality as it generally is, with perhaps some slight distortions. But mathematical models based on natural selection suggest that our strongest intuitions may be false. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Donald Hoffman and Tom Bilyeu discuss the fascinating possibilities that stem from the theory that evolution gave us the equivalent of a desktop interface that hides the real truth from us so that we can take effective action. They discuss the nature of consciousness, free will, space-time, causality and the self.

 

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Coincidentally, I just started reading The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot.

I'm 20 pages in, II's fascinating stuff.

I think the universe is either extremely simple and obvious, or extremely deep and complicated. Either way, we primitives on this Third Rock don't know diddly jack squat.
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take time out of every equation, then get back to me,

time is the illusion, time provides beginning and end

without time, it is, or it isn't

and what is time? time is but a fabrication by 2 leggahs
 

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take time out of every equation, then get back to me,

time is the illusion, time provides beginning and end

without time, it is, or it isn't

and what is time? time is but a fabrication by 2 leggahs
My high school physics teach had a simple definition of time, that has stuck with me all these years:

"Time is the interval between two events."
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yep, would expect no less from a physics prof, linear thinking
 

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take time out of every equation, then get back to me,

time is the illusion, time provides beginning and end

without time, it is, or it isn't

and what is time? time is but a fabrication by 2 leggahs

Time has always been a fudge factor.
 

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life is nothing but a cycle, we're swimming in a world of natural cycles, repeated over and over again, to some degree

all time is, is, it's a reflection of these cycles, it's a way to track these cycles, my idea would be to avoid repeating them, but, checking out our history, it only shows that humans go nuts every few hundred years, resort back to neanderthal for a century or two, then grow again

time is just a way for the self-help guru's to know when to sharpen their pencils again for the next great human reset