“Physics and evolution point to the same conclusion: spacetime and objects are not foundational.”

Donald D. Hoffman is an Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, where he researched perception, evolution, and consciousness. He held joint appointments in the Departments of Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Science, and at the School of Computer Science.

Hoffman's book, The Case Against Reality, was shortlisted for the Physics World Book of the Year 2019. He is also known for his viral TED Talk "Do we see reality as it is?". In both, Hoffman argues that we do not perceive reality objectively, and calls for a mathematical model of reality.

"One of the deepest and most original thinkers of his generation." - Steven Pinker