Re: memetics-digest V1 #1335

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Wed 07 May 2003 - 20:00:25 GMT

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    On Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at 03:39 PM, memetics-digest wrote:

    > Yes, and the fact that memeories are not statically stored, either in
    > genes
    > or in brains, strongly suggests that the whole foundation of
    > reductionist
    > theory is rotten.

    Ah, but memories _are_ statically stored, at least, things are placed in patterns of brain activities that are referenced by the recall process and remain intact until acted upon. (The problem, of course, is that mind itself is a process of 'acting upon'.)

    It is the imaginative processes that are also at work that effect the factual quality of the _recall_, which is a process of imagination, after all.

    There is no need to find any facts in what someone 'recalls from memory' because, yes, as you say, such a process is dynamic and does not use a 'library' of facts.

    As I said, but will refine-

    > 'Memory recall' is a dynamic process of the mind, not just a library of
    > experiences, but one of the toolkits of the imagination.

    - nevertheless, there is indeed a storage facility that is part of mind. It just don't necessarily store facts, nor does it need to bring up any.

    - Wade

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