On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 1:51 AM, John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> If you really had complete information then you could make 2 predictions: > > 1) I Bruno Marchal will write in my diary "I Bruno Marchal am now in > Washington and only Washington". > > 2) I Bruno Marchal will write in my diary "I Bruno Marchal am now in Moscow > and only Moscow". > > Both predictions will turn out to be 100% correct; a very odd situation > certainly but it is paradoxical only if you make the totally unwarranted > assumption that there can only be one Bruno Marchal, and without that > assumption assigning probabilities to the question "what city will I end up > in?" is pointless because "I" is not defined. You dismiss human psychology, which includes the belief that I am a single person who persists through time. If strange things such as duplication happen to me they will be interpreted in the light of this belief. It may be delusional, but it's an important delusion. -- Stathis Papaioannou -- 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.