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Fnord
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30 Mar 2019, 3:15 pm

Pepe wrote:
Fnord wrote:
It's only the "Human Spirit" that carries on into other people's future lives.
How does the "spirit" maintain memory without brain cells?
Generations overlap. Sometimes as many as five generations of one family may be alive (although this seems rare). The personalities of the previous generations are likely to imprint upon younger generations in the same household, family, neighborhood or community.

That doesn't mean that kids today are clones of kids from 50 years ago, but that one child's personality may be an aggregate of all the previous generations that he or she has had direct contact with.

In forensic science, Locard's Exchange Principle holds that the perpetrator of a crime will bring something into the crime scene and leave with something from it. This may also hold true (to some extent) with the personalities of people...

"Oh, you're acting just like your grandparents! We never should have let you spend the summer with them!"



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30 Mar 2019, 6:41 pm

Fnord wrote:
Pepe wrote:
Fnord wrote:
It's only the "Human Spirit" that carries on into other people's future lives.
How does the "spirit" maintain memory without brain cells?
Generations overlap. Sometimes as many as five generations of one family may be alive (although this seems rare). The personalities of the previous generations are likely to imprint upon younger generations in the same household, family, neighborhood or community.

That doesn't mean that kids today are clones of kids from 50 years ago, but that one child's personality may be an aggregate of all the previous generations that he or she has had direct contact with.

In forensic science, Locard's Exchange Principle holds that the perpetrator of a crime will bring something into the crime scene and leave with something from it. This may also hold true (to some extent) with the personalities of people...

"Oh, you're acting just like your grandparents! We never should have let you spend the summer with them!"


I agree with you. Each person is unique because each person has a unique set of experience, but no single person experiences everything, so nobody has benefited by receiving 100% of the cultural heritage. And that unique set of experience is what we bring to the crime scene, to use your analogy, and we take away a new experience, which , possibly, shapes our personality going forward. Pieces of other peoples' souls can get stuck to ours through our mutual experience of each other. It's all good.