[UPLOADING] Re: Is an exact duplicate "me"?

Harvey Newstrom (harv@gate.net)
Sun, 12 Jul 1998 02:47:55 -0400

Am I replying to my own post, or am I copy replying to another copy's post? Anyway...

I'm inside this body. This is me. Even if an exact copy is made, I'm still inside this body. I don't want this vessel containing me destroyed, because I'm still in here. An exact copy of me may appear to everyone else to be the same as me, but I will never perceive it to be me. I will always perceive myself within this body. It does not matter if I am the original or a copy, I perceive myself inside this vessel, and don't want this vessel destroyed. I don't see how identical copies of me changes this. Any copy of me feels the same way. It perceives itself to be itself. It would not want its body destroyed because it is still inside it's body. It doesn't matter how many copies are in existance, each individual within its own mind and body would not want its body destroyed and its mind functioning to cease.

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