From: Stuart Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Feb 09 2009 - 03:17:55 MST
>> Are you arguing that their information is somehow lost?
> No because the knowledge that the atom right here is Bob the hydrogen
> atom but the hydrogen atom over there is not Bob cannot effect any
> conceivable experiment and can not be used to encode information. The
> "knowledge" of which atom is Bob is about as useful as which atom has a
> bikini on.
We are still spinning in irrelevant directions: I admit that electrons
are indistinguishable, and I admit that two completely identical
copies are indistinguishable.
However, this is completely irrelevant, as two completely identical
copies of a human being cannot exist for more that a couple of plank
units of time. By the time the copies can even begin to think, they
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