Re: QTI & euthanasia

From: John Mikes <>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 21:45:14 -0400

two contrasting reflections:
1. I do need the sci-fi for "material" that changes. Matter is a figment of
conventional science upon the (mis)understood so called observations we
assign to 'the world' and our partial information composes the
'mini'solipsism (Colin H) we carry about 'reality' - each of us in his own

2. We do know indeed of the 'previous material self' series we live
through, don't know about the (destructive?) teleported precursors. So my
questions stand.


On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 9:09 PM, Stathis Papaioannou <>wrote:

> 2008/10/24 John Mikes <>:
> > Stathis,
> > Who told YOU (and the other honored discutants in this thread) that
> *THIS*
> > ONE of our existence is the one-and-only basic/original appearance? We,
> > here and now, may be #37 for you and #49 for me etc.,
> > -- B U T --
> > could you please tell me if 'anyone' of this nightmare-topic remembers,
> or
> > has knowledge of any other appearance of his SAME person (anywhere?) by
> > QTI?
> > If not, what else is the entire thread based on except for Everett's
> > ingenious idea and the continuation of his line? (No matter how many
> > matching equations could be drawn in the topic).
> > Do we abide by a 'physical world' (Bruno?) in which a QTI transfers
> > *material* with diseases, brain-damages, limbic pain and
> love-connections?
> > Have fun in science (but with reason?)
> You don't need the QTI or science fiction thought experiments to be
> puzzled by personal identity. Almost all of the matter in my body
> (including that in my brain) is different to that in it a year ago.
> Moreover, the "original" matter has disintegrated and been dispersed
> throughout the environment. So in a very real sense, ordinary life
> involves the same process as destructive teleportation; it just
> happens more slowly.
> --
> Stathis Papaioannou
> >

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