On Feb 23, 1:09 am, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote: > > The "yes doctor" scenario considers the belief that if you are issued > with a computerised brain you will feel just the same. It's equivalent > to the "yes barber" scenario: that if you receive a haircut you will > feel just the same, and not become a zombie or otherwise radically > different being.
That is one reason why it's a loaded question. It equates having your brain surgically replaced with getting a haircut. It's the way that it does it that's fishy though. It's more equivalent to saying 'In a world where having haircuts is ordinary, are you afraid of having a haircut.'. or more accurately, 'In a world where arithmetic is true, are arithmetic truths your truths.' Craig -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.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.