Re: Good exchange with Eliezer

From: Max More (
Date: Thu Mar 30 2000 - 14:22:51 MST

At 08:50 PM 3/29/00 -0500, Mark Gubrud wrote:

>This is Moravec's scenario; see my response to "Max's argument" on this

I don't know who you are nor when you posted a response to my argument.
"Max's argument" is actually a Ph.D. dissertation. Those interested can see
the whole thing at:

An excellent philosophical work on identity (that supports what Eliezer and
I say) is Derek Parfit's classic book "Reasons and Persons".

>Moravec's argument is sleight-of-hand. Ditto Max More's. And these guys
>have created an entire cult movement out of this gibberish.

You may think my argument is "sleight-of-hand". However, I suggest you
retract the "gibberish" comment. The "cult movement" comment is
unnecessarily insulting and bordering on libelous. Given your tone, I will
not attempt to argue with you on the topic of identity. I agree with
Eliezer's comments, except that in certain situations (e.g. when copies are
made) I would dump the term "identity" and talk about survival of a person
in several new individuals.

Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute.
CEO, MoreLogic Solutions. or

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