Re: Amoeba croaks -

From: Jacques M Mallah <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 14:05:25 -0500

On Sun, 10 Jan 1999, Max Tegmark wrote:
> > the amoeba can regenerate into you
> That's an interesting point.
> I agree that you'll make a spectacular recovery from
> your brain-damaged amoeba-like state in a number of branches,
> but just like a broken egg only comes together again
> in a negligible fraction of all branches, the same will apply here.
> So a TYPICAL expectation for my subjective future is probably that
> I will gradually fade away without ever making much of a comeback.

        Max, you may be just one step away from seeing the error of your
ways. You seem to realize that measure is the issue. Why can't you
realize that even if the amoeba went one step further and dissapeared
completely, or if you were to consider the amoeba to be some individual
other than yourself, it would not help you in the slightest to be
effectively immortal?
        Most of your measure is in your pre-suicide perceptions.

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