Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> On 3/6/07, *Mark Peaty* <[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>> wrote:
> A human life must be a compilation of all these including the creation
> of internal [synaptic change, etc] structure/record which endow the
> ability to *be* the story. But when looking at this as a/n
> [infinity^infinity] Many Worlds affair, none of the worlds could 'know'
> that they are like or identical to others, surely? So I am puzzled.
> holds 'my lot' together? We seem always to be confronted by yet another
> infinite regression.
> How do you know that you are the same person from moment to moment in
> ordinary life? The physical processes in your brain create psychological
> continuity; that is, you know you are the same person today as yesterday
> because you have the same sense of personal identity, the same memories,
> woke up in the same environment, and so on. It is necessary and
> sufficient for survival that these psychological factors are generated,
> but it doesn't matter how this is achieved.
How so? The Many Worlds idea seems to imply that you survive no matter what.
The consequences of natural selection obtain only within worlds which are
law-like - and we're back to the white rabbit problem.
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