On 08-Jun-01, Russell Standish wrote: > Saibal Mitra wrote: >> I would go even further: The person I was when I was 3 years old is >> dead. He died because too much new information was added to his >> brain. >> > > This view would align you with Jacques Mallah and James Higgo with > their "observer moment" view of reality. I have expressed my many > disagreements with this approach in the everything list - its not an > easy position to counter.
I don't think Mitra meant that in the radical way that JM and JH assert it. In their view there is no person - much less the same person from moment to moment. Mitra's statement just means that when one has a learned a lot and had a lot of experiences he may be as different from who he was as child as he is from another person. Brent Meeker Age had nothing to do with it. Experience was the worst part, because the older you got, the more experience you had, and more of it was bad. --- Dick Mann