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>makes no sense to assume that memories are contained in the brain. The
>brain is precisely that aspect of mind that cannot retain the past. The
>only other option is to assume that there's no such thing as memory, that
>one actually recalls the past. Instead the brain, by amazing coincidence,
>happened to evolve into an information-storage device, similar to our
>computers. This view appears to be driven by memes that exploit our desire
>to project ourselves (and our technology) onto nature. No different than
>the anthropomorphic meme behind "God."
Well, we pull the bits and pieces out of somewhere to recreate what we
remember. If not from the brain, where? The bits may not all be stored in
the same place within the brain, but even if they're scattered about, it
must be within that repository of past experience where we watch dreams and
memories flash across the backs of our eyes as if our eyes were seeing them.
At least that's how it seems to me.
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