I am reminded of the old saw from the Westerns: "This town is too small
for the both of us!"
Could it be that consciousness is statistically Fermionic?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lee Corbin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 12:30 AM
Subject: RE: A calculus of personal identity
> Stathis writes and Brent evidently is not one to resist a good pun
>> Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
>> > Indeed, I would personally find the idea of clones of myself
>> > that I could run into quite disturbing, and the more like me
>> > they were, the worse it would be.
>> A sobering reflection. ;-)
> An interesting psychological difference. About 35 years ago, I asked
> my long since deceased father what would be his reaction to a duplicate.
> He was very quick to assert that they would not get along at all. I
> have always wondered at that: why exactly would someone not like
> (Of course, the joke would be on me if I found out that all my duplicates
> had very annoying personal mannerisms, and that the very sounds of their
> squeeky high pitched voices irritated the hell out of me.)
> I have always imagined that my duplicates and I would embrace with a
> love truer than long-lost brothers. I fancy that I would like myself
> a great deal :-)
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