Re: Identity and becoming a Great Old One

From: John K Clark (
Date: Fri Jan 27 2006 - 10:01:50 MST

Phillip Huggan Wrote:

> A devastating criticism to the pattern view is that it hypothesizes a
> perfect copy

If a perfect copy is necessary for identity to continue then every time you
take a sip of wine or even coffee your identity is destroyed because your
brain has changed, if fact the only time identity would continue would be if
there were absolutely no change from one moment to the next. There is
another name for a brain being in that sate, death.

> Brain functions give rise to EM fields and that suggests there is a whole
> bunch of physics apart from computation that is relevant

Computer chips also give rise to EM fields, as do hair dryers. So what?

  John K Clark

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