Objects as witnesses
“…objects as evidence, capable of transcending the frailty of human memory and thwarting the temptation to shade the truth by holding people accountable. The cuneiforms are objective witnesses that cannot lie or forget.”
Abby Smith Rumsey
"What I mean by 'thought' is the whole thing — thought, 'felt', the body, the whole society sharing thoughts — it's all one process. It is essential for me not to break that up, because it's all one process; somebody else's thought becomes my thought, and vice versa. Therefore it would be wrong and misleading to break it up into my thought, your thought, my feelings, these feelings, those feelings. I would say that thought makes what is often called in modern language a system. A system means a set of connected things or parts."
"...research demonstrates that our memory for what we have heard is remarkably weak. Our memory for what we have done, however—for physical actions we have undertaken—is much more robust."
“…identity will give us a certain chemistry. And also we feel that we want to preserve that. The whole body gets used to it. The body itself can get used to a certain chemistry, and demands that that chemistry be preserved.”
"Coherence is sensed as harmony, order, beauty, goodness, truth..."
David Bohm in Thought As A System