On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 11:37 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote: > Anyone who has a problem with Bruno's teleportation thought experiment > should logically have the same problem with the MWI. >
No, you are entirely incorrect. The Many World's Interpretation is about what you can expect to see, and although it may seem strange to us Everett's ideas are 100% logically self consistent. Bruno's "proof" is about a feeling of identity, about who you can expect to be; but you do not think you're the same person you were yesterday because yesterday you made a prediction about today that turned out to be correct, you think you are the same person you were yesterday for one reason and one reason only, you remember being Liz yesterday. It's a good thing too because I make incorrect predictions all the time and when I do I don't feel that I've entered oblivion, instead I feel like I am the same person I was before because I can remember being the guy who made that prediction that turned out to be wrong. Bruno thinks you can trace personal identity from the present to the future, but that is like pushing on a string. You can only pull a string and you can only trace identity from the past to the present. A feeling of self has nothing to do with predictions, successful ones or otherwise, and in fact you might not even have a future, but you certainly have a past. John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.