2008/10/24 John Mikes <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> JM:
> two contrasting reflections:
> 1.  I do need the sci-fi for "material" that changes. Matter is a figment of
> conventional science upon the (mis)understood so called observations we
> assign to 'the world' and our partial information composes the
> 'mini'solipsism (Colin H) we carry about 'reality' - each of us in his own
> variation.

Whatever matter is or isn't, you know what I'm referring to when I use
the term. I can make a distinction between a "real" pen on my desk and
an "imaginary" pen on my desk, even if it turns out that the "real"
one is part of a hallucination I have been experiencing since birth.
The "imaginary" pen would then in some sense be *more* imaginary than
the "real" pen.

> 2.  We do know indeed of the 'previous material self' series we live
> through, don't know about the (destructive?) teleported precursors. So my
> questions stand.

Yes, previous material selves are a fact while destructive
teleportation is not. But I don't see why you would dismiss the
validity of a philosophical point on that basis.

Stathis Papaioannou

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