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Posted by S.H. Le on January 18, 2001 00:09:38 UTC

"From the moment of your conception till your death there is a recording going on. This is the accumulation of a Lifetime of Memories and Experiences. Memory is also a recording made on a CD or computer hard drive. What is the difference?"-Al

Hi Al/forum people:

The difference is humans are not passive receptors of information. The example of a CD/computer is a slightly biased example because it assumes our brains work essentially the same as a computer. I see no compelling evidence that it does.
Plus, we all know that CDs and Computers are created by some programmer/engineer… whether or not humans are the products of a "creator" is in dispute… we don't know if that's true, so it's a shakey analogy. It's generally unwise to assume the conclusion of your argument.

An equally plausible scenario is that all the information stored in our little meat computers gets decomposed and is lost forever - I guess it isn't exactly a popular theory… oh well.

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