Re: [sl4] Evolution, personality and altruism

From: Nick Tarleton (
Date: Mon Nov 24 2008 - 20:37:04 MST

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 4:31 PM, Matt Mahoney <> wrote:

> This is a difficult concept because the distinction is given an artificial
> significance due to our biologically programmed fear of death. But if your
> memories were actually somebody else's, you wouldn't know the difference.

Because I would BE that person. The idea of "me, except with someone else's
memories (and personality, values, ...)" is incoherent.


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