On 16 October 2013 14:09, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:52:48 PM UTC-4, Liz R wrote:
>> Sorry I should have added... your statement "A human body may be a
>> machine" contradicts "a machine does not build itself from a single
>> reproducing cell. A machine does not care what it is doing, it doesn't get
>> bored or tired" - unless a human being is not the same thing as a human
>> body, of course. Is that the point?
> Right, a human body is not the same thing as a human being. A human body
> is still a body after the human ceases being. Not because there is an
> immaterial spirit, but because the entire universe is a nested experience
> and the body is more about experiences on the cellular and molecular level
> than it is about individual lifetimes.

Now you've lost me. Is a "nested experience" anything like Max Tegmark's
"self-aware subsystems" ?

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