posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 05:51 AM
Our memories are stored in braincells, destroy them and they are gone.
Generally, I tend to think all parts of out consciousness come from physical parts in our brain(as in without a soul), but when someone defines a
soul, they have to define how much comes from it and how much from the brain we already know is there and functioning.
So, easiest route I'd say would be to not include memories what parts the soul contributes to consciousness.
Or, in traditional Buddhist and other beliefs, it's not a soul, it's life energy, and it returns to a giant pool of it, and new life comes from the
pool, basically coming from parts that came from many different living things.
Different kind of reincarnation, but it still goes back to the first thing. The 'Life Energy' doesn't carry memories, so they die with the body.
Or, you could come up with any other form of explanation. Really, coming up with an explanation doesn't make the explanation true, or the original
idea more correct. For example, I believe Scientologists believe we get sent to Venus and get refined, basically our soul(Theatans) losses it's
memories as part of the refinement process. That doesn't make their story more plausible that they have an explanation, now they have to justify
assuming said explanation too. Unless there's evidence behind an explanation, better to just take it as an unknown. If a shoe fits, don't wear it,
because fitting alone doesn't prove it's yours.