Re: Is the fourth time is the charm?

From: E. Shaun Russell (
Date: Thu May 18 2000 - 22:33:34 MDT

John Clark wrote:

>The question nobody wants to answer clearly because is would just sound
>too stupid is this:
>Question: I've been making and destroying a billion Harvey Newstroms
>every second since you were a one celled zygote, so who is the original
>Harvey Newstrom?

They all are. It is as simple as that. The problem with this particular
concept of "self" is that most people consider all the aspects of life to
be one absolute thing; it isn't. Life is a process, and Harvey Newstrom is
a process. Not a single cell of Harvey Newstrom is the same as the
original cell which comprised him as a zygote. The kinetic transfer of all
the cellular material within Harvey Newstrom are in a perpetual process of
creating, recreating and retaining Harvey Newstrom.

The whole thing sound very Hofstadterian...probably something from
_Metamagical Themas_.

E. Shaun Russell Extropian, Musician, ExI Member <KINETICIZE *YOUR* POTENTIAL>

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