From: Randall Randall (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Feb 04 2009 - 11:49:21 MST
On Feb 4, 2009, at 12:13 PM, John K Clark wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Feb 2009 "Stuart Armstrong"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
>> If I duplicate myself, both copies are not
>> myself, from my perspective.
> How on earth did you make that deduction? If you asked both
> of them "are you Stuart Armstrong?" they would both say yes.
> What more could you ask?
If you separate them, and show one the number 456783221, and
ask the other what number he was just shown, he'll only know if
he really is the other person as well. But he isn't.
> Iíve been hearing this sort of
> objection for decades but Iíll be damned if I can see what
> gets people all upset.
It's very simple, and it's been done to death (but not by me
in a year or two, so...): if there are two, then they cannot be
the same thing, because then there would be ONE, not two.
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