Re: Is a Person One or Many?

From: John K Clark (
Date: Mon Mar 10 2008 - 15:32:57 MDT


>>He said it on April 21 2006 on the Extropian list. I guess it's OK to
> give an exact quote as it's in publicly available archives:
> >
> > "Your instance of mind process would die either from mind stopping
> > caused by anesthetic or mind stopping caused by natural death."
> >
> > Since then I have thrown this quote back in his face at least a dozen
> > times, probably more, and he has never once denied saying it. I also
> > told him that even the best of us can say stupid things from time to
> > time and if he retracts that comment I will say no more about it, but he
> > never did.

"Heartland" <>:
> There's no reason to retract it. The sentence still makes perfect sense
> (at least to me)

There you go Stathis, do you still think Iím being unfair to Mr.
Heartland ? Do you still think Iím exaggerating this manís opinion? He
still thinks if you need your leg amputated you should insist it be done
while with are you wide awake with absolutely no anesthetic, not one
gram! This is an idea that would delight any snake handling bible
thumping 19íth century preacher; and yet somehow, I donít pretend to
know how, this man managed to show up in not one but two transhuman
lists. The universe is indeed mysterious.

After this how can you possibly take whatever MR. Heartland says
seriously? Tell me Stathis, do you really want to be associated with
such a being as Mr. Heartland ?

 John K Clark

  John K Clark
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