Cognitive Science Leads the Way



Cognitive science is leading the way and and paving the road to a viable understanding of consciousness, perception and reality.

At the fore of a potential breakthrough that could totally revolutionize our understanding of existence, life and the world around us is Donald D. Hoffman, a brilliant cognitive psychologist and a most eloquent advocate of the theory that consciousness is fundamental and is real. He is the author of the amazing book titled “The Case Against Reality (Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes)”. (See the book cover facsimile at the end of this blog.)

Watch these video samplings of Hoffman’s many talks and interviews on his groundbreaking efforts to bring enlightenment to our 21st century world. The fruits of his efforts and those of his colleagues could very well turn out to be the ultimate marriage between science and mysticism. Finally, academia will give form to the contemporary mysticism I have envisioned and espoused for some time now.

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Donald Hoffman’s “The Case Against Reality”


Note: A podcast interview of Professor Donald Hoffman was featured earlier in our affiliate Facebook page “A Contemplative Life.” See an alternate posting of this blog at our affiliate site R and R.




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