[ExI] [tt] Identity thread again
johnkclark at gmail.com
Fri Apr 10 16:46:10 UTC 2015
On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Even Mother Nature doesn't make identical twins genetically identical,
Genetically they're identical but their phenotype is only similar; two
dishes may not be identical even though they have the same recipe because
at least one of the 2 cooks can not or will not follow the recipe exactly.
And of course after the twins are born their memories are not exactly the
> the idea that drinking a cup of coffee makes me an entirely different
> person is a bit over the top, isn't it?
Yes that's over the top, but no more so than demanding that copying
machines in thought experiments operate with 100% perfection.
John K Clark
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