Re: This is just a copy

Harvey Newstrom (
Fri, 17 Jul 1998 16:16:08 -0400

John K Clark <> wrote:
> Only if there was a mark on the wall of some sort, we'd need to distinguish
> one particular part of the wall from other parts to know where to point.
> If it did have such a mark then the room would no longer have cylindrical
> symmetry so the two would receive different information from their eyes and
> they would indeed diverge into two conscious beings just as I originally said.

This is a straw-man. Your original example did not have this mark, nor does my objection require such a mark. You invented this mark as being required for my objection, then you argued against this mark as being invalid. You did not counter my objection or even address it. You set up a straw-man position and then tore it down.

Can I ask you to respond to my actual objection? Isn't it impossible for both copies to choose a wall, choose a direction to move the table toward the wall, and have their choices be the same?

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