Re: Identical Copies [was Re: Good exchange with Eliezer]

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sat Apr 01 2000 - 11:06:39 MST

>From: "John Clark" <>
>Robert Bradbury <> Wrote:
> >Within milliseconds of the copying process however, neither of them
> >is "an original".
>Exactly. It doesn't matter who the original is because you can only have
>a true "original" if there is no change and life by its very nature is
>In other words, if it's really original then it's dead.

Well, close. In actuality, if it's really an unchanging original it's
nothing but a Platonic abstraction, a sort of universal law. Because
*everything* that physically exists is subject to change.


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