On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 1:58 PM, Stephen P. King <stephe...@charter.net>wrote:
On 1/13/2013 3:13 AM, meekerdb wrote:
> >> Nearly all scientists would agree that the material identity is not
>>> important to continuity of consciousness. Therefore any time the
>>> appropriate instantiation arises, consciousness can continue. In an
>>> infinitely large and varied reality (Platonism, QM, infinite hubble volume,
>>> or eternal inflation), our patterns continually reappear.
>> > That would imply that copies of one's soul exist. But John defined
>> souls as being impossible to copy.
Yes, and that's why I don't think that souls exist; but I do think that the
most important part of consciousness, information, exists.
John K Clark
> I disagree, if we bet on comp there is only one soul, just infinitely
> many 'versions' or 'projections' of it. Consciousness is the 1p associated
> with the local version, IMHO, unless we allow for 1p that contain
> experiences that are mutually contradictory.
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