Re: Can I kill the "semantics"?

From: m (
Date: Fri May 19 2000 - 07:21:27 MDT

--- Zero Powers <> wrote:
> >From: Lee Daniel Crocker <>
> > > > >It's a fruit!
> > > >
> > > > Fruit grows on trees, tomatoes grow on vines.
> >
> >So I guess that makes a strawberry a vegetable too?
> And watermelon too?
Blast it..

 A fruit is something with a seed in it or at least something which
did have such a seed when it was in the wild (this allows sterile
 A vegetable is something edible derived from a non-reproductive
part( eg roots, stems, leaves).

Now, to return to other matters-

If you submit to a destructive copying process that produces a
non-conscious copy of you (or one that doesn't share your actual
stream of consciousness), then the copy can be a considered a
"vegetable" (at least selfishly).

You might contain the original seed of consciousness, but wouldn't
you have to be a "fruit" to accept this strategy?.

Mike (who would think twice about using a transporter).

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