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Postby humphreys » Mon May 28, 2012 1:18 pm

Fought for food :evil:
"All of our behavior can be traced to biological events about which we have no conscious knowledge: this has always suggested that free will is an illusion."

- Sam Harris
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Postby DIss0n80r » Mon May 28, 2012 9:47 pm

wrought for droogs
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Postby frrostedman » Mon May 28, 2012 11:16 pm

humphreys wrote:Fought for food :evil:

Food fought four.
"But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about Jesus being a great teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to." C.S. Lewis
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Postby khanster » Mon May 28, 2012 11:39 pm

http://bigthink.com/ideas/24634

Now to teleport a human raises all the ethical questions that you mentioned, because the original first of all has to be destroyed in the process of quantum teleportation. So if get Captain Kirk, zap him across the room, you have now seen Captain Kirk die. You’ve seen his atoms fall apart, but here is this other Captain Kirk on the other side of the room who has the same bad jokes, who has the same character, all the personality quirks as the original Captain Kirk. So the imposter says, "No, I’m real. I have the memories, the personality, the quirks. I am Captain Kirk." Well you just saw the original die and if you believe in a soul that soul went to heaven or maybe the other place, but that person is dead, so who is this imposter over there? Does the imposter have a soul?
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