Re: Sincere Questions on Identity

From: Louis Newstrom (
Date: Thu Dec 13 2001 - 06:04:19 MST

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eugene Leitl" <>

> You're the one looking at the other guy. The other guy is looking at you.
> Can't be that hard, can it?

I agree. Just because the world can't detect the difference doesn't mean
there isn't one.

How about this scenario:

My twin brother kills off every member my family and anyone who knows either
of us. He also burns all our medical records. The world cannot tell us
apart now.

I don't think anyone would argue that this makes him a "copy" of me. Not
being able to tell doesn't prove anything. I still am in one body and not
the other.

Louis Newstrom

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