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Although the image at the eye, for instance, contains insufficient information by itself to recover the true state of the world, natural selection has built into the visual system the correct prior assumptions about the world, and about how it projects onto our retinas, so that our visual estimates are, in general, veridical.

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All we need is the obvious rhetorical question: Of what possible use is non-veridical perception?

I now think that perception is useful because it is not veridical.

Vision scientists are now succeeding in this enterprise.

But we need not wait for their final report to conclude with confidence that perception is veridical.

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