Re: ality

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Date: Thu Feb 14 2002 - 01:26:54 GMT

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    From: Scott Chase

    > >Grant,
    > >
    > > > >This is getting very complicated. Far simpler if memories aren't
    > > > >stored anywhere but emerge from the act of recollection. Instead
    > > > >of attributing an artificial memory system to the brain, we should be
    > > > >searching for the basis of natural memory, that is, the recall of
    > > > >was once present.
    > > >
    > > > Recall it from where?
    > >
    > >You mean, from when.
    > >
    > >Memory concerns time, not space. Otherwise it's not really memory
    > >but merely the storage and retrieval of information. In our memetically
    > >ingrained, mechanistic worldview, true memory is a thing of the past.
    > >Artificial memory is just that-- artifice.
    > >
    > >
    > "Our" worldview? *You're* the one working with straw, to huff and puff,
    > leaving us with the morphic will o' the wisp where the straw once stood.

    Are you accusing me of attacking a straw man? I'm only responding to what
    people on this list are saying. The vast majority of Western intellectuals
    believe that memories are stored in the brain. While I don't believe this,
    I recognize that I'm part of a community that does. Hence "our worldview."


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