Dawkins, Professor Richard - Unweaving the Rainbow - On reality
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Professor Richard Dawkins – Unweaving the Rainbow
You and I, we humans, we mammals, we animals, inhabit a virtual world, constructed from elements that are, at successively higher levels, useful for representing the real world. Of course, we feel as if we are firmly placed in the real world – which is exactly as it should be if our constrained virtual reality software is any good.
It is very good and the only time we notice it at all is on the rare occasions when it gets something wrong [or right!]. When this happens we experience an illusion or an hallucination.