I really believe all the above, but as I started by saying, it only *slightly* decreases my anxiety about dying. I still would rather not be killed with an axe! Sometimes in philosophical discussions this concern about what happens to oneself in the future is used to argue against the theory I have described. However, the argument is a fallacious one. Of course I care about what happens to "me" in the future, because this has been hardwired into all animals' brains at a very fundamental level by the evolutionary process. Also, people who believe in reincarnation as animals may try to promote animal welfare out of selfish concerns for their own future, but this does not constitute evidence that they will, in fact, be reincarnated according to their beliefs.
From: Mark Fancey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Reply-To: Mark Fancey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Implications of MWI Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 10:36:03 -0400
Did accepting and understanding the MWI drastically alter your philosophical worldview? If so, how?
I cannot answer this question myself because I do not truly understand many parts of it.
-- Mark Fancey Anti-Bushite & Bullshite
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