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Old November 1 2012, 01:12 PM   #117
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Re: TNG: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack Review Thread (Spoile

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Theseus' ship is less a paradox and more a matter of defining terms. And it applies only in the real world:
For example - for a japanese, function and form defines the identity of something, not the atoms that made this something at one time.
For a greek, it's the atoms that make an ancient temple/etc.

About conscious beings (humans); indeed, for all living entities:
Did you know that the atoms that make you are completely replaced every ~7 years?

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