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Originally posted by QuantriQueptidez
Yea, because amnesia after organic brain damage is part of your soul taking a vacation, and alzheimers is the devil... ooookay.
Originally posted by Daughter2
Before WWII , a bird called the blue tit had learned to tear the cap off milk bottles. It took years for this trick to spread to all the birds around Europe.
During the war, milk deliveries were discontinued. A few generations of birds passed before it resumed again. Once milk deliveries started again, all the blue tits almost instantly knew how to tear the cap off.
Originally posted by pheonix358
For those that believe in an afterlife of any type, our memories must be stored in our soul rather than in the brain.
Every religion on the face of the planet has an afterlife. If the memories die at the person's death then there can be no afterlife.
I am guessing that those who state it is all hogwash have not considered this point as yet. Interesting times for them as they contemplate this.
You erroneously assume that memories and personality are equal to awareness. Memories do not need to persist after death for there to be an afterlife. Only awareness.
However, living systems theory explicitly posits that all living cells possess "memory" and "decider" functional subsystems within them.4 Moreover, the recent integration of systems theory with the concept of energy (termed dynamical energy systems theory) provides compelling logic that leads to the prediction that all dynamical systems store information and energy to various degrees.