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

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From: "Lee Corbin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <everything-list@googlegroups.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

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