> Why should I care? To some extent the patterns in the book can be found
> around us. The words are in the dictionary. Many of the phrases have been
> uttered before, and who knows, might be uttered again. The universe goes
> on, and life
> continues, although mine is totally down the toilet for a while. The book
> is the only thing that has vanished. And after all, who cares about a book
> or the months of effort frozen into it?
One problem with that argument- you're not the book, and we have never
experienced dissolution (in our present forms, anyway), so we cannot take
this argument any further. The most significant issues in life cannot be
resolved through objective, empirical arguments- they can only be resolved
through experiencing them from within.
I am not my brain. I am not the data within it. The I is the I that is not
I. It makes sense when you start to meditate on it...
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