That the description might even match the yogacara concept of "mind-only" reality, made of streams of consciousness interacting but without a 'reality' observable outside of consciousness (which doesn't mean such a reality isn't there, only that it's not observable), yes it's possible.
But the slant on 'evolution', or that past 'fitness' (at the specie level) is what drives what we perceive or not, I don't think the Buddha would have associated such a cause. It's not particularly contradictory to what the Buddha said, or problematic, but the Buddha didn't assert that as such. He simply focused on the fact that we had biases, and he tied them to our past. But in general the 'appropriateness' the Buddha considers is a lot more ethical than biological 'fitness' (biological 'fitness' is OK with killing other beings, or making them suffer from extreme competitiveness, even within the same specie: Law of the Strongest / Fittest…). Survival is a positive signal for biological fitness, while it's actually a sign of perpetual ignorance in Buddhism ;-) Survival is more often than not a sign of a greed that succeeded (in appropriating resources as one's own), of instincts driving survival and reproduction, of clinging to existence (before asking what's the point of living), etc.
And at the end of the day, most Buddhist schools assert that it's possible to "see reality as it is". I'm not convinced Hoffman would agree. Maybe the pragmatism of Buddhist schools would refine the statement to say that this means "not adding any useless or inappropriate bias", that this means "no relevant feature of reality is mis-diagnosed as healthy when unhealthy, and vice versa", that this means 'equanimity' rather than 'perfect' perception. It's dubious we could consider the Buddha heard ultrasounds or saw X-rays as long as he had a human shell… but I'm not sure that Hoffman would agree with the pragmatic definitions either!
We can make some bridges, but I'm pretty sure Hoffman would not consider his views as Buddhist dharma ;-)
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