Phil and Stephen discuss why “reality” is a trickier proposition than we think.
A neuroscientist says your ‘reality’ could be entirely different from the person sitting next to you — and you’ll never know how much
The broader point that Eagleman is working towards here is that everyone’s reality is subjective. We’re all trapped in our own brains but laughably confident that we’re experiencing the world as it truly is.
Agency doesn’t exist among the atoms, and so reductionism suggests agents don’t exist at all….Hoel’s theory, called “causal emergence,” roundly rejects this reductionist assumption.
Near-miss math provides exact representations of almost-right answers.
Old-school geeking with ham radio