From: Matt Mahoney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Apr 28 2008 - 20:07:17 MDT
--- Stefan Pernar <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 5:45 AM, Matt Mahoney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > --- Stefan Pernar <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Maybe 'to exist = being part of reality'? Suggestions?
> > To exist = to have a description in a form that can be copied.
> > Description can be your DNA, your knowledge, or your source code.
> Yes - I think we are getting somewhere. How about:
> "existence is defined as the characteristic of being perceivable in
> This would include forms of existence that are undeniable but can not
> be copied.
That defintion would include rocks, hallucinations, and magnetic
monopoles (but not consciousness). How do you go from that to
"existence is preferable to non-existence"?
-- Matt Mahoney, firstname.lastname@example.org
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