From: "[ Robert-Coyote ]" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2000 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: Can I kill the "original"?
> The phrase "You can't touch the same river twice" comes to mind here!
Exactly. This is a philosophical claim. It means that the river changes or
that the atoms of water are different at different times. Does this mean
that I will never see the Mississippi again? Does this mean that I can't
tell a riverboat captain to go back the way he came? To argue that the
river is "gone" or "never existed" is to twist the meaning of these words
This is why I think the whole copy question is really a semantic problem.
People are playing word games with loosely-defined terms to prove their
belief systems in physics terms. This kind of discussion breaks most of the
logical rules of debate, and goes round and round without saying anything
-- Harvey Newstrom <http://HarveyNewstrom.com> IBM Certified Senior Security Consultant, Legal Hacker, Engineer, Research Scientist, Author.
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