Re: The Copy Paradox

Leevi Marttila (
13 Nov 1997 06:50:13 +0200

John K Clark <> writes:

> I think it tells you something that the substance of this thought experiment
> is symmetrical, it in no way changes if you lie and tell the original he's
> the copy and the copy he's the original. Convincing the copy he's the
> original would as easy as convincing the original he's the original; and
> convincing the original he's the copy would be no more difficult than
> convincing the copy he's the copy.

Exactly: It doesn't matter, only thing that matters is that person that
is jumping to volcano know that original knows that he is jumping into
volcano. Essential thing is that he is convinced that original/copy of
him is continuing living.