Eric Cavalcanti wrote:
In fact, I believe that in your example "Eric the copy" would probably
that he is a copy after seing evidence of that, and would live with his
without claiming the rights of the original. That would make him very
and confused, of course, and then "Eric the original" would pity him and
him as he would help a twin brother.
In reality the molecules in your brain are constantly being recycled--if you
believe that the changes that make up memories happen at the synapses, the
article at http://www.sci-con.org/articles/20040601.html suggests all the
molecules at the synapses are replaced in only 24 hours or so, and also that
the entire brain is probably replaced "every other month" or so. So do you
think the Eric Cavalcanti of six months ago is dead, and that your memories
of having been him are false?