Re: Can I kill "the original"?

From: J. Goard (
Date: Fri May 12 2000 - 11:25:09 MDT

Michael S. Lorrey:

>>the problem is you haven't weighed the opinion of the Harvey Prime on
>>this by the convenient act of vaprization.

John Clark:

>That's the reason I didn't ask his opinion and I happen think it's a
rather good reason for not doing so. I just don't see the "problem",
there's a continuity of thought, nobody's complaining, everybody's happy,
and all is right with the world.

All may be right with the world *after the fact*, from the perspective of
all the selves who continue to exist. Presumably, there would be no good
basis for distinguishing the "duplicate" from the "original" anyway. But
pre-duplication, Harvey should rightly be concerned about the possibility
that he will experience a continuity of awareness into either the
"duplicate" or the "original", with a 50% chance of each.

J. Goard
The Beyond outside us is indeed swept away, and the
great undertaking of the Enlightenment complete;
but the Beyond *inside* us has become a new heaven
and calls us to renewed heaven-storming.
                                      --Max Stirner

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