On 11/11/2013 12:11 AM, LizR wrote:
On 11 November 2013 18:18, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net <mailto:meeke...@verizon.net>>
On 11/10/2013 5:59 PM, LizR wrote:
On 11 November 2013 13:53, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net
On 11/10/2013 3:54 PM, Quentin Anciaux wrote:
Sure, but the thing is that *you have to*, and asking such question at
stage is very likely... you can't be 10⁵ years old before having been 1
old... it's simply nonsense.
So you're falling back on the all-purpose 'everything' answer; whatever
observe is one of everything and that why everything is consistent with
like why I'm not a Chinaman?
There isn't any falling back here that I can see. It seems quite reasonable
you have to pass through your birthdays in ascending order. I can't see why
problematic / contraversial?
Sure, but if I live infinitely long I will have almost all my experiences
75. So when I note that I'm not that old and that seems improbable, it's
answer to say, "Well, less than 75 is an age you must be sometime." Jason
had an answer, although I don't think his answer leads to immortality
I didn't say "75 is an age you must be sometime" - I said "75 is an age you must be
before you can be 76". You can only reach age N by traversing all lower ages first. You
can't use a self-sampling argument to show that you shouldn't be your current age if you
/have/ to pass through that age before you can experience any greater ages.
I don't see the relevance of that. I had to pass through being 5 too. Suppose you are
shown a machine and told that it is counting to infinity, i.e. indefinitely. You're asked
to guess what number it's on. Would you be surprised if it were on 75?
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