[extropy-chat] How to be copied into the future?.

John K Clark jonkc at att.net
Fri Apr 27 17:39:27 UTC 2007

Heartland, High Priest of the Unique Atom and Sacred Original Cult Wrote:

> You merely observe that you find no difference between an
> illusion of continuous life and a continuous life.

The most astonishing word in your entire post is of course "merely". If I
think I've survived why should I give a flying fuck if I "really" (whatever
that means) have or not?

>Why you don't appreciate the difference?

Because I stopped believing in religion at the age of 12.

> It's probably because you have been conditioned
> into assuming observer POV which effectively prevents
> you from seeing this difference.

If so then the last thing I'd want to do is change my conditioning because
the sort of conditioning you are you talking about is a belief in the
scientific method. Science can detect no difference between one hydrogen
atom and another, absolutely none, but nevertheless you think atoms can
magically confer individuality to us even though they have none themselves.
This is not science, this is religion and the word you are trying so
desperately to avoid is SOUL.

> Unfortunately for your servant, you've just lost sight of
> him and evil forces drag him into your basement, kill
> him and send his copy to fulfill your new orders.
> The guy rotting now in your basement

The guy is rotting? The guy? The atoms that once behaved is a servantish
sort of way no longer are and are changing their chemical composition; but I
forgot, for you that's the same thing because EVERY Atom Is Sacred. Didn't
Monty Python write a song about that?

Every atom is sacred.
Every atom is great.
If a atom is wasted,
God gets quite irate.

Every atom is wanted.
Every atom is good.
Every atom is needed
In your neighborhood.

> if there's nothing between quantum intervals, how is it
> possible that things exist during multiples of those intervals?

Good point, and for exactly the same reason a motion picture projector is

  John K Clark

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