Re: [sl4] In praise of the sacrosante Original(TM)

From: John K Clark (
Date: Tue Mar 03 2009 - 11:38:14 MST

On Tue, 03 Mar 2009 "Greg Perkins" <> said:

> most are actually worried about is time continuity of
> the pattern that resides within in the activation
> states of the brain's neurons (in the *arrangement*
> of the matter's state space).
Translated from the original Bafflegab: “The way the atoms are

> That does not seem to be too terribly dependent on specific atoms.


> However it does seem to need to be kept running
> on the hardware rather continuously


> to qualify as the same self

The one doing the qualification is the self, and he certainly won’t say
something is disqualified if he can detect absolutely positively nothing
that is amiss about it.

> As evidenced by coma victims often having seriously changed personalities.

A damaged brain will produce a damaged personality. What does that

  John K Clark

  John K Clark
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