Thursday, 4 May 2006

Remembering Anzac Day.

"Occasions like Anzac Day are all about remembering, and each year the stories and memories get a little more embellished, the officers a little more stupid, and the heroes a little more heroic.
There is nothing wrong with this, but there certainly is something wrong with treating memory as if it is a permanent and unchangeable thing with absolute reliability...
One of the claims of the recovered memory believers is that the more vivid a memory is the more likely it is that the memory represents reality..."

Peter Bowditch at The Millenium Project.

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