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 <>wrote:

> 2009/2/24 John Mikes <>:
> > 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
> >

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