From: "Eugene Leitl" <Eugene.Leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de>
> Hey, if you're not unique, why do you occupy an existential slot which
> could otherwise be used by somebody who is?
Because nobody _is_ unique, so I do _not_ occupy an existential slot which
could otherwise be used. That's why. Similarly, a Pentium III is not unique,
and does not occupy an "existential slot" which could otherwise by used by a
Pentium III that is.
Please feel free to ask any more questions you may have about this subject,
but try to avoid sarcasm because it makes the issues less clear.
Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, and ego.
Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
(Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)
We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.
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