Sins of the Father
Page 84010 (Souls: As a Repository of Memories)
…But theorizing that the soul can be used to store memories is problematic (though not utterly ridiculous) for several reasons. Foremost is that there is no current way to test this theory.
In that way, the belief is much akin to the barbaric, ancestral theism which pervades the world. This belief system has persisted for so long simply by virtue of its inscrutability – that which cannot be observed cannot be tested, and therefore cannot be disproved.
When the belief in a god figure or several god figures is proven faulty, the public dialogue will immediately become one of fear. What then of the soul? Is it too but a pacifier for the frightened, cowering masses?
Not so. While the soul has been only partially observed, the foremost difference between the absent deity and the human soul is that the soul has been observed at all.
Therefore it stands to reason that as research methods continue to improve, it should become possible to test this theory. Once the art of extraction is perfected, the next logical test should obviously be transplantation. This procedure, excitingly, should give some indication as to where the seat of human memory truly resides…