Sorry, Stathis: to your #1 reply: are you equating mind and soul? That would solve a lot of problems (without making sense for many).
to your #2 reply: artifact free choice of whatever seems 'best'. You might be yearning for being a much 'better' person in many respects. Makes no sense. John M On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 8:36 AM, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com>wrote: > > 2009/2/24 John Mikes <jami...@gmail.com>: > > 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? > > Copy the mind, by whatever process it takes. > > > 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.) > > If I wish to be a younger me, what I imagine is a younger me with my > present mind, who can go on to have more experiences in which the > present me is in the subjective past. It doesn't do the present me > much good to have a copy around who is exactly the same as the younger > me, since subjectively I cannot look forward to having any of his > experiences. > > > -- > 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 -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---