To say that people have the memory of a Goldfish (whom are memorably said to swim in circles because by the time they get around to the back side of the bowl they’ve forgotten the front side even existed) is a vile canard to Goldfish who are entirely capable of demonstrating complex sets of learned behaviors using nothing more than standard training methods.
The Real Thing
Death doubts it, argues from the ground. The Spirit turns away. Just laying off, for evidence, an overcoat of clay.