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7 Post author: turchin 15 August 2016 11:29AM

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Comment author: buybuydandavis 20 August 2016 10:43:17PM 4 points [-]

"Is it me?" is a question of value masquerading as a question of fact.

Intertemporal, interstate solidarity is a choice.

Comment author: turchin 20 August 2016 11:23:00PM 0 points [-]

But the question "what I will experience in the next moment of time" is physical. And all physics is based on idea of the sameness of an observer during an experiment.

Comment author: buybuydandavis 21 August 2016 05:01:46AM 3 points [-]

Begs the question of what you will consider "I" in the next moment.

And all physics is based on idea of the sameness of an observer during an experiment.

? Sounds like hokem to me. Reality does not have to conform to your structural language commitments.

You can have multiple observers during an experiment. It's the observations that matter, not how you choose to label the observing apparatus.