posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:46 PM
Originally posted by zooplancton
one has to wonder if anyone would do it if the person was the SAME EXACT person with full memory, everything.
would you then?
Problem is their not the same since the original you knew would be irrevocably gone you might have a car you love and have owned for decades then one
day it craps out on you and has to be replaced and you find an exact copy of it, color, interior, year of manufacture even teh same condition to your
old one, but regardless of this you'd always know that the first one you had feelings for was gone.
An exact copy is not the same as the original simply due to the fact it isnt the original.
With material objects its alot easier, but with life forms which are as individualistic as you can get (even if they are similar in appearance, ie
Pets and the like) when the original is gone its gone. Not sure how other animals would react to such situations, but as a human, to me I just
couldn't accept a copy the idea just doesnt work in my mind.
And you dont need to talk about a soul (not that I dont believe in such things) since even without the existence of a soul the 'A Copy will never be
the Original' argument still holds.
[edit on 28-4-2009 by BigfootNZ]