Hi, 2010/5/20 awak <mustata_a...@yahoo.com>
> > 1. Hello everyone! I'm Alex. I'm a civil engineer with an avid passion for > Popular Science books. I'm not a scientist, nor a native English speaker, > so > please excuse my possible inconsistencies in both Scientific logic or > English grammar. Again, sorry if this question has already been posed. > > 2. I've just finished reading Russel Standish's "Theory of Nothing" so the > following question, concerning Quantum Immortality, has its base in the > information found in this book. > > 3. From what i understand, Functionalism and Computationalism implies that > my consciousness will follow all the world-lines where i live at a maximum > age - this considering that there might be a limit to "Quantum > Immortality", > even though this is in contradiction with the definition of this concept; > for the purpose my question let's just say there might be some worlds where > i live until 200 yrs. > > 4. From Wikipedia : "Syncope (pronounced /ˈsɪŋkəpi/) is the medical term > for > fainting, a sudden, usually temporary, loss of consciousness generally > caused by insufficient oxygen in the brain either through cerebral hypoxia > or through hypotension, but possibly for other reasons. Typical symptoms > progress through dizziness, clamminess of the skin, a dimming of vision or > greyout, possibly tinnitus, complete loss of vision, weakness of limbs to > physical collapse. These symptoms falling short of complete collapse, or a > fall down, may be referred to as a syncoptic episode." > > So i take this as evidence that consciousness is not continuous. > > 5. MY QUESTION: "Why is this possible, for me to pass out, losing my > consciousness because of cerebral hypoxia, hypotension, or because i am hit > by someone, considering that Quantum Immortality implies continuous > consciousness"? More to that, shouldn't we find ourselves in worlds where > we > don't sleep (where we are semi-conscious just like dolphins are because > they > sleep only with half of their brains) so we don't lose consciousness? > Quantum immortality doesn't implies continuous consciousness... it just implies that there will always be a next moment. So you can passed out but you will eventually wake up. Regards, Quentin > > With lots of admiration to the Everything List, that had a lot to do with > producing Russel's book, i salute you all! > > Alex. > -- > View this message in context: > http://old.nabble.com/Quantum-Immortality-considering-%22Passing-Out%22-tp28620760p28620760.html > Sent from the Everything List mailing list archive at Nabble.com. > > -- > 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<everything-list%2bunsubscr...@googlegroups.com> > . > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. > > -- All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. -- 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.