Re: me and my copy

Geoff Smith (
Sun, 28 Sep 1997 16:23:27 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 16 Sep 1997, Anton Sherwood wrote:

> Geoff Smith argues
> : For example... say in a galaxy far, far away there is a planet that
> : developed life exactly like ours. On this planet, by pure coincidence,
> : there just happens to be a human being *exactly* like you,
> : sub-atomic-particle by sub-atomic-particle. Is this person you?
> : I would say not, even though he has exactly the same structure as you.
> I don't ordinarily bother with debates like this (I'm an operationalist),
> but let me just toss in a monkeywrench -- er, I mean a few words:
> Thank you.
> Anton Sherwood *\\* +1 415 267 0685 *\\*

Can you toss some more words my way, please. Do you think an exact copy
is impossible? (and refresh my memory on the relevance of the Pauli
Exlusion Principle to this question)