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Posted by A. Souza on May 23, 2003 15:01:30 UTC

" I'm arguing that the term "you" is as unspecific as the terms "lake" or "atmosphere" or "orange" in that there is no cosmic boundary that states where the lake ends and the river begins or where the atmosphere ends and space begins or where orange ends and red begins, just as there is no cosmic boundary that states where I end and you begin. "

That is because you insist on seeing "you" as being similar to "lake", "atmosphere", or "orange". If you see a person as a set of coordinates, then the boundaries become clear.

I'm not offering you any truths, just a different way to look at the same things which yield slightly different interpretations.

" All these terms are just ways we compartmentalize the universe, when it is actually more homogenous than our intuition tells us. "

Who told you the universe "is actually more homogenous than our intuition tells us"? Did you find that by yourself? How?

" Why does applying coordinates to a person invalidate this? Your coordinates are just as arbitrary and human as anything else. "

OK, so let's talk about things that are not "just as arbitrary and human as anything else". You go first.

" And by the way, what happens after tn? "

I'll tell you when I get to t(n+1) :-)



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