[ExI] Does the Star Trek transporter kill people?

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 00:57:01 UTC 2021

On Fri, 29 Oct 2021 at 06:42, Ben Zaiboc via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On 25/10/2021 12:14, BillK quoted:
> > This
> > question has kept me up at night for decades. I’m not kidding. And I
> > still don’t have an answer.
> > But the answer is still a matter of opinion.
> The answer is No.
> It's only a matter of opinion if you believe in the supernatural.
> Otherwise, it's a matter of fact.
> As the saying goes, you're entitled to your own opinions, but not your
> own facts.

Even if you believe in the supernatural the answer is No. If Kirk's mind is
magic, and he comes out of the transporter the same, then the transporter
has reproduced the magic. You could say that Kirk would be a zombie even
though he seems the same, but you could also say this if he took the train.

Stathis Papaioannou
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