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24 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 19 April 2008 04:55AM

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Comment author: Will_Pearson 19 April 2008 07:08:05AM 2 points [-]

"Suppose I take two atoms of helium-4 in a balloon, and swap their locations via teleportation." Even a billiard ball-ist might complain you haven't swapped their momentums. You might also have to swap the excitation levels of the electrons, protons and gluons, to get a situation that is the same as far as our physics understands.