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This is the fifth installment in a series. Read Part 1, Part 2Part 3 and Part 4.

In the previous installment of this series, I gave arguments and evidence to refute the notion that the human brain works like a digital computer. Among other things, it is clear that neurons have nothing to do with the switching elements on a computer chip.