CW writes: > >From: Stathis Papaioannou > >Do you believe that IF you vanished at point A and a copy of you created at > >point B who was physically and mentally similar to the original to the same > >extent as if you had walked from A to B you would have survived? If you > >answer "no" then you are opening yourself up to the possibility that would > >not survive the walk either. If you argue that the copy might be > >physiacally the same but mentally different then you are saying there is > >some non-physical basis to identity which survives walking but not > >teleportation, which I suppose is possible, but there is no reason to > >believe that such a strange thing would or could have evolved. > > I can't compare teleportation of human beings with walking since > teleportation is still a fiction now. > It's also unknown if there is something non-physical in human (or living) > beings.
Yes, but it's still possible to imagine what would happen *if* something were done that at the moment seems impossible. If sodium chloride were produced by a machine which causes the transmutation of hydrogen into other elements, would it still taste salty? I would say that the answer is "of course", whether or not such a machine could ever be built. I don't even see how it is *logically* possible that pure NaCl could taste different depending on where it came from. Stathis Papaioannou _________________________________________________________________ Be one of the first to try Windows Live Mail. http://ideas.live.com/programpage.aspx?versionId=5d21c51a-b161-4314-9b0e-4911fb2b2e6d --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---