Re: Objective Anticipation

From: Jeff L Jones (
Date: Wed Mar 19 2008 - 11:36:10 MDT

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 11:59 PM, Lee Corbin <> wrote:
> Has it ever occurred to them that they can approximate the
> entire trajectory of a moving body by assuming its mass is
> concentrated at one point? Answer me that, and I'll tell
> you whether or not they're idiots.


Nobody is arguing that the self isn't a useful concept in many
situations (or at least, that's not what *I* was saying.) What I'm
saying is that it may be useful for some situations to speak in terms
of a self, but ultimately it is an approximation and is not required
in an exact description of reality. And in particular, it breaks down
in situations which involve copying minds... where you have to resort
to a more accurate description in order to truly understand what's
going on.


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