Re: Can I kill the "semantics"?

From: Ian Field (
Date: Fri May 19 2000 - 08:29:11 MDT

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From: "m" <>

| 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
| bananas).
| A vegetable is something edible derived from a non-reproductive
| part( eg roots, stems, leaves).

Oh, yeah... He's right - I'd be surprised to see a logical argument to this

| 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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