Re: Is a Person One or Many?

From: Mike Dougherty (
Date: Mon Mar 10 2008 - 20:51:18 MDT

On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 3:38 PM, John K Clark <>

> 4) The soul is immortal and so, probably, is information, now even
> Hawking says information can not be destroyed.

So if Hawking said oranges are blue, would you still call them oranges?

However it is important to note there are also important differences.
> 1) A soul is unique but information can be duplicated.

Really? I checked the From address twice to be sure that it was John K

  2) The soul is and will always remain unfathomable, but information is
> understandable, in fact, information is the ONLY thing that is
> understandable.
> 3) Information unambiguously exists, I don't think anyone would deny
> that, but if the soul exists it will never be proven scientifically.

OK, your use of language was uncharacteristically off the very logical rails
until that last point. :)

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