Hi Lee, 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? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi-Dirac_statistics Stephen ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lee Corbin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <email@example.com> 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 > himself? > > (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 :-) > > Lee --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---