On Sun, 12 Jul 1998 02:30:18 -0400 firstname.lastname@example.org (Harvey Newstrom) writes:
>Same old argument...
What did you expect? :)
>If the original were
>killed and they copy continued in its place, the result would be the
>same as if the original had continued. I think everyone agree with
For everyone but the dead guy, yeah.
>Is there any rationale for killing one over the other? No. They are
>identical in every way, including memories and thought processes. The
>idea that the original has more of a right to live or claim the identity
>of "me" than the copy does not make sense and cannot be proven or
>distinguished between the two individuals.
Nor am I claiming this.
>Is the "life" to be measured from the individual's point of view,
>or from the point of view of others?
This is apparently where I differ with many, including John Clark. I would say we must measure from the individual's point of view.
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