On 22 Sep 2009, at 23:32, m.a. wrote:

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> From: "Bruno Marchal" <marc...@ulb.ac.be>
> To: <everything-list@googlegroups.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 10:36 AM
> Subject: Re: Yablo, Quine and Carnap on ontology
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>> Bruno Marchal wrote:
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>>> On 21 Sep 2009, at 23:48, m.a. wrote:
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>>>> *And when pressed as to exactly how the Heisenberg compensators
>>>> worked, the spokesman replied, "Very well, thank you."*
>>>
>>> :)
>>>
>>> Actually the Heisenberg compensators, if they compensate really the
>>> Heisenberg uncertainties, would make such machine impossible: you
>>> just
>>> cannot compensate the Heisenberg uncertainties, unless those
>>> compensators send the classical bits needed to effectuate a quantum
>>> teleportation, and this would explain, retrospectively, why in star
>>> strek those devices always (?) annihilate the "original"... and why
>>> Star Strek did not exploit the self-duplication and
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> I thought more devoted "Trekkies" than I would have pointed out by  
> now that
> Star Trek did indeed exploit self-duplication. There were several  
> episodes
> in which transmission problems produced two Kirks or two Spocks.

Nice. I miss them!


> There were
> other episodes in which people going through the transporter were  
> changed in
> subtle, overt or sinister ways.        m.a.
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http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/




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