On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 10:10 AM, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote:
That will not increase precision unless you give a name (and NOT a >> pronoun!) to the guy who wrote the diary, if its "Mr. The Guy Who Is >> Experiencing Helsinki On October 21 2013" then the probability "he" will >> experience Washington is zero. >> > > > Ridiculous, because in that case would implies [you] die in a > duplication or teletransportation experiences. > ^^^ Who would die? "YOU" would die. If you put a gun to Bruno Marchal's head Bruno Marchal could still not coherently explain Bruno Marchal's ideas about indeterminacy without using pronouns, the most indeterminate part of the English language and made even more so by duplicating chambers. > Do you think that [you] die in a self-duplication experience? > ^^^ We've been through this, it depends on who the hell "you" is. Is "you" the guy who remembers being John Clark yesterday, or the guy who is seeing Helsinki right now, or the guy that will see Washington tomorrow, or the guy that will see Moscow tomorrow? Bad ideas always sound better if they are imprecisely expressed, and there is no better way to do that than using lots of personal pronouns in a world that has people duplicating chambers in it. 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.