On 18/11/2007, Vladimir Nesov <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> > How is this different to arguing that a person who wins the lottery
> > should not ask how come something so improbable has happened to him
> > since he could only be asking the question if he had been a winner?
> Should he?

The improbable thing is that the person should transition from the
state of buying a lottery ticket to winning the lottery, given the
much greater weight of non-winning tickets. Answering my own question,
the way this is different to asking why I was born me rather than one
of the far more numerous entities who aren't me is that there is no
primitive "me" spirit that can contemplate transitioning into every
possible corporeal form, so that I can then look back and wonder why I
didn't become one of the more common ones.

Stathis Papaioannou

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