Re: This is just a copy

Randall R Randall (
Tue, 14 Jul 1998 02:43:17 -0400

On Mon, 13 Jul 1998 21:34:09 -0700 (PDT) John K Clark <> writes:
Harv writes:

> >To terminate one copy and measure the acceptability from the
> >viewpoint of another copy seems unacceptable to me.
>There is no alternative. If one copy has been terminated I can't measure
>viewpoint because he doesn't have one.

> >Is it OK for one copy to be horribly crippled in the murder


> >while the other goes unscathed?
>No, because the poor horrible cripple does have a viewpoint.
> >If one of them were in pain, and it bothered you, would killing
> >resolve you problem?

It seems to me that the same argument could be applied to *anyone* you wanted to kill. After all, they won't care afterward, right? The copy is irrelevant to the situation of the person here. You seem to be saying that killing people at random is fine, as long as it is painless?


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