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Old August 26 2013, 09:39 PM   #29
polyharmonic
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Re: "Second Chances" and its disturbing implications

Timo wrote: View Post
So one becomes two. What possible reason would there be to claim that both cannot be continuation of the one?

Timo Saloniemi
Someone mentioned that it would be similar to a starfish splitting into two new individuals and that each individual can be said to be the continuation of the original.

However I've explained my reasoning and even posed a thought experiment in Post 17 that demonstrates that when one becomes split into two, it makes sense that either one OR BOTH of the two are duplicates of the original. Clearly in my example, you can see how clearly only ONE of the two would be the true original continuation of the original consciousness while the other would clearly be a brand new duplicate consciousness.

Simply put there is no way I can see that BOTH Will and Tom are the continuation of the original consciousness. Either one is a duplicate or BOTH ARE (original now dead).
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