[sl4] Re: Copying nonsense

From: John K Clark (johnkclark@fastmail.fm)
Date: Sun Dec 06 2009 - 08:52:48 MST

On Sat, 5 Dec 2009 "Matt Mahoney" <matmahoney@yahoo.com> said:

> If a copy of you is made by some means then there will be
> two people who claim to be you.

No. If they are identical then there is only one person.

> If one of them is killed then one of them is killed.
> I don't understand why this is such a difficult concept.

The reason you find this such a difficult concept to grasp is that you
refuse to challenge what your third grade English teacher told you, that
"Matt Mahoney" is a noun. In reality Matt Mahoney is an adjective.

> The question only has artificial importance because of this
> evolved belief in this nonexistent thing that
> people so desperately want to preserve

What a remarkably silly thing to say.

> Really, this whole discussion is getting tedious. I could go through the
> SL4 archives and find a dozen more just like it if I didn't have more
> important things to do with my time.

And yet as valuable as you claim your time is and despite the tedious
and repetitious nature that you find this topic to be you still manage
to find time to comment on it.

 John K Clark

  John K Clark

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