Louis Newstrom <email@example.com> Wrote:
>Say I have to variables, A and B. How can I tell if they are the "same
>identity" or not?
Swap A and B and then see if there is any detectable change in the system.
That's why I can say with confidence that the message you wrote on your
computer is the same one I'm reading now. And that's why an exact copy of
me is me.
> In our "copy" paradox
I see no paradox, unfamiliar things yes because nobody has yet seen and
exact copy of a person, but no paradox.
>I think that the fact that you CAN kill just one copy proves
>that they are not the same identity.
You may have blown the creatures brains out but if there is a identical copy
nothing has died.
John K Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
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