[ExI] give a what?

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sat Oct 4 01:21:43 UTC 2014

On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 4:50 PM, Dan <danust2012 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Of course, this presumes that, if there is a Hell, atheists necessarily
> go there.

Not if God were a fan of logic, and if He wasn't it's hard to imagine how
He managed to engineer some rather large construction projects, like the
Universe. Perhaps God hides all evidence of His existence and then sends
everyone that believes he's real anyway to hell for the sin of being
illogical and only atheists go to heaven. Somebody asked Bertrand Russell
what he would say to God after he dies and he found out that God exists
after all, Russell responded:

"Sir, you did not give us enough information"

> By the way, John raises an interesting issue here that kind of ties in
> with the diamond/water paradox of economics. Presuming he supervenes on his
> cells there's that physicalist premise again :) -- then he might not give a
> hoot about any particular one of them, but all of them together might be
> another matter.

If I'm uploaded into a computer (and for all I know I may already have
been) then I'm still conscious but have no cells at all, living or dead,
but I feel fine nevertheless.

> This is similar to how one might value one diamond more than a glass of
> water now, but not all the diamonds in the world over all the water in the
> world now.

That's no paradox, it's just a matter of value density.

  John K Clark
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