[extropy-chat] Meta re recurring threads was Personal Identity Bis
stathisp at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 04:51:15 UTC 2007
On 4/16/07, Keith Henson <hkhenson at rogers.com> wrote:
>>Materialists, i.e., engineering types, for the most part agree with you
> >>that an identical copy of a person (or a computer) is equivalent and for
> >>the most part can't imagine why anyone would have a different opinion.
> >You probably feel that way after these many long discussions.
> It didn't take these long discussions. I have no memory of any time in
> past I had a different opinion, and my writings for the last two decades
> are consistent with that view...
I didn't mean you were convinced about personal identity after these
discussions, but convinced that "engineering types" will have the same view
as you do. I know lots of scientifically literate people who are perfectly
sensible materialists, with no belief in gods, spirits ar any other
nonsense, who nevertheless think that undergoing destructive copying would
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