Stathis: two questions. 1. Why are you breaking your head HOW to copy something we don't believe 'exists' at all? If it aint, don't copy it. Copy what?
2. Are *you* "most of the matter" in your "body"(??) or is there something more to it? This is exactly my point: if SOMEBODY SOMEHOW is indeed copying us, is the physical form the essence of the complexity we ARE? I may be 'homesick' for the variant of a year ago, when my arthritis dod not ache so much, but is the "ache/not ache" relation what makes me up? Our figment, the physical world image, serves some explanation about us, but I would not like to be identified with that earlier 'John' - say: 2 year old, or fetus, without mental experiences and capabilities. (This was the question I re-asked a Muslim when she referred to an earlier "me" to get to Heaven, instead of the sick old senile dying folks - what I asked originally.) John Mikes On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 5:34 PM, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com>wrote: > > 2009/2/23 John Mikes <jami...@gmail.com>: > > Stathis, > > > > I usually appreciate the wisdom in your posts. Now I have a retort: > > > >>"...What I find incoherent is the idea > > that the psychological properties might be able to be duplicated but > > nevertheless there is no continuity of identity because the soul > > cannot be duplicated."< > > > > If you accept the topic (to be discussed) of the unidentifiable imaginary > > "soul", than you have to accept that "IT"(???) can be duplicated as well. > > Once we are in Wunderland we are in Wunderland. > > I don't believe in the soul so perhaps someone who does can comment > (Tom Caylor?): is it that it can't be copied at all, i.e. not even God > could make a soul-copying teleporter, or is it just that it can't be > copied via physical means? > > > And if "you find yourself there" you have no notion of your destoyed > > identity "here" and you A R E the copied fake (I call it 'fake', because > it > > is extracted from your 'here'-relations which constitute the essential > > content of your identity. The "there" YOU is either another one with > > relations to the "there" circumstances or a fake replica of what you were > > 'here' (and have no knowledge (memory) of it. Or is the duplicate > homesick? > > By that argument you could also say you are a copied fake of the John > of a year ago, since most of the matter in your body has been > replaced. > > > -- > Stathis Papaioannou > > > > --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---