On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 David Nyman <da...@davidnyman.com> wrote: > For some reason that really puzzles me, you are systematically failing to > answer the question as posed. >
I am answering questions precisely, but perhaps the problem is I am reluctant to use pronouns in a thought experiment of this sort. Normally there is only one chunk of matter in the universe that behaves in a Davidnymanian way so the question "what will happen to you?" is clear and has one unique correct answer; but after duplicating "you" many times asking what one unique thing that will happen to "you" is just a silly question. > It is equivalent to asking: if you knew that the entire stock of tickets > in a lottery would be distributed among multiple 3-Johns [...] > I've got to stop you right there because I have no idea what a "multiple 3-Johns" is (or are), although it sounds vaguely pornographic. > Isn't that clear? > As mud. John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.