Reality Real?


I love discussions about what reality is and if reality is actually…REAL.


At my trainings I talk a lot about perceptions and reality. I have also been known on occasion to reference the holy grail of movies, The Matrix from time to time.  The premise brings up the very question of is reality real?


What if it were real?


What if what we see isn’t what we see?


Was there a spoon?


Could we be in a Matrix of sorts?


I came across this article in Quanta Magazine which I found very interesting.


It is called The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality.  Donald D. Hoffman a professor of cognitive sciences at University of California Irvine uses evolutionary game theory to show that our perceptions of an independent reality must be illusions.


With researchers on one side and quantum physicists on the other,  professor Hoffman offers his  insight in this thought provoking interview.


Read it in it’s entirety here:

Tell me what you think. I’d love to know.






  1. kategladstone says:

    If he doesn’t believe that reality’s real, then he doesn’t believe in the reality of anything he’s telling the rest of us to believe.

  2. This very argument negates itself. If all things are really an illusion, then the apparent hard truth that all things are an illusion is itself an illusion. In order for all things to be false, at least one thing needs to be true. Therefore, not all things can be false.