[ExI] Continuity of experience
stathisp at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 10:38:25 UTC 2010
On 27 February 2010 15:37, Spencer Campbell <lacertilian at gmail.com> wrote:
> Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com>:
>>Spencer Campbell <lacertilian at gmail.com>:
>>> Assuming there are no supernatural-paranormal events in the universe,
>>> as I have thus far, yes. That would be the only way that M could
>>> conceivably have an effect on the physical world. Almost by
>>> definition, really.
>> A supernatural or paranormal event would still have some effect on the
>> world. M has no effect whatsoever.
> ... I just said that! Exactly that. Was I unclear?
> No matter the formulation, if M has any observable effect on the world
> then that effect must be supernatural and/or paranormal by its very
> nature. This has nothing to do with continuity of experience, however.
M can have no observable effect on the world whatsoever, and that
means no supernatural effect either. For example, if M allows me to
perform miracles and I lose M as a result of sneezing or whatever,
then I won't be able to perform miracles any more. I will sink when I
try to walk on water, an easily observable effect. I don't think it is
possible for anything not to exist in a stronger sense than M does not
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