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Posted by Siegfried (# 29) on :
 
So, it's that time again--another doomsday prediction is upon us. Again, it's at the hand of an unseen planet, and it's scheduled to happen 9/23. Anyone have plans yet?
 
Posted by Roseofsharon (# 9657) on :
 
Ah, September 23rd?
No, calendar's completely clear that day. Doomsday can go ahead.
 
Posted by Sparrow (# 2458) on :
 
Funny thing that. I've witnessed 6 total solar eclipses and I haven't noticed that the world ended after any of them!
 
Posted by sabine (# 3861) on :
 
I wish it would wait until after my birthday. I have plans. [Smile]

sabine
 
Posted by Marvin the Martian (# 4360) on :
 
It's all a pile of rubbish. The Shadow Planet Niburu isn't going to hit the Earth as it passes through the Solar System. We're all completely safe.

Any fool knows the Annunaki will use their SunShip to pull the Earth well out of the way before Niburu comes anywhere near us.
 
Posted by Salicional (# 16461) on :
 
On the plus side, I won't have to write my monthly article for the church newsletter.
 
Posted by no prophet's flag is set so... (# 15560) on :
 
Star Trek: Discovery airs here on 24 Sept. Brand new series. I also have have a memorial service to attend that evening.

My questions:

1. Can the end of the world please be rescheduled for 26 Sept so I don't miss the memorial and watching the recording of Star Trek the next evening?

2. Has trumpy said if he thinks the end of the world is good for America or not or has he opted out?
 
Posted by Hedgehog (# 14125) on :
 
If only we hadn't all been distracted by "climate change" we would have realized the multiple hurricanes popping up are the result of an approaching planet!! It all makes sense now!

Still, it would be nice if they could postpone things until after the Doctor Who Christmas Special. It'd be a shame to miss that.
 
Posted by Huia (# 3473) on :
 
Damn!

Just when there may be the chance of a change in Government here - the world ends. Bloody typical.

Maybe I should cast my vote early in the General election.

Huia
 
Posted by Graven Image (# 8755) on :
 
No but I do have plans to go out to dinner and a movie on 9/24.
 
Posted by Stejjie (# 13941) on :
 
I've just started working on my sermon for the 24th - any chance said planet could hang on to see if looks like it's going to be a good sermon or not before obliterating us all? I'd hate to think I might actually be about to preach something decent (for once), only for that effort and anticipation to be wasted.

Of course, if the sermon's likely to be rubbish then go ahead...
 
Posted by Japes (# 5358) on :
 
Might prevent the chaos caused by a 100k closed road cycle race partly in my city due on 24th, but it would be a shame to miss the 40th anniversary celebrations and the 100th birthday party I'm due at over that weekend.
 
Posted by Stercus Tauri (# 16668) on :
 
Oh, please don't tell trump, or we'll have to listen to him saying how he planned it personally, and it's the biggest end of the world ever and how they never had such a big crowd out for one before.
 
Posted by Bishops Finger (# 5430) on :
 
I'll have to remember not to wear my best clothes on Saturday, as they're going to be Left Behind, or Fall Out Of The Sky, according to the Post's video link (which appears to refer to The Rapture).

OTOH, maybe it's me that's going to be left behind...

[Paranoid]

Whatever. I've no particular plans for the day.

IJ
 
Posted by lilBuddha (# 14333) on :
 
Nooooooooooooo!
Stranger Things2 isn't till October 31...
 
Posted by Siegfried (# 29) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Marvin the Martian:
It's all a pile of rubbish. The Shadow Planet Niburu isn't going to hit the Earth as it passes through the Solar System. We're all completely safe.

Any fool knows the Annunaki will use their SunShip to pull the Earth well out of the way before Niburu comes anywhere near us.

Ah--that's the latest from Ancient Alien theorists?
 
Posted by Roseofsharon (# 9657) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Stercus Tauri:
Oh, please don't tell trump, or we'll have to listen to him saying how he planned it personally, and it's the biggest end of the world ever and how they never had such a big crowd out for one before.

Well I wouldn't be surprised if he and Kim Jong-un manage to achieve it between them
 
Posted by Bishops Finger (# 5430) on :
 
/pedant alert/

'..the bigliest end of the world ever...', surely?

[Help]

Mind you, the arrival of Nibiru would at least save the world from the continuing depredations of Cat-On-His-Head and Wrong-Trim.

IJ
 
Posted by Lothlorien (# 4927) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by no prophet's flag is set so...:
Star Trek: Discovery airs here on 24 Sept. Brand new series. I also have have a memorial service to attend that evening.

My questions:

1. Can the end of the world please be rescheduled for 26 Sept so I don't miss the memorial and watching the recording of Star Trek the next evening?

2. Has trumpy said if he thinks the end of the world is good for America or not or has he opted out?

No, the 26th can't be a substitute. That's my sister's birthday and granddaughter''s is the 27th. Try again.
 
Posted by Rossweisse (# 2349) on :
 
My credit card payment is due on the 22nd. Can't we move it up a little?
 
Posted by Twilight (# 2832) on :
 
I just wish we knew for sure so I could go off my diet and buy a carton of cigarettes.
 
Posted by Baker (# 18458) on :
 
Well, so much for starting a diet. I'm going to eat all the bread and chocolate I want.
 
Posted by Gee D (# 13815) on :
 
In whose time zone? It will be 23 Sept in NZ and here many hours before NY, let alone LA and Hawaii. Perhaps it will be a rolling end.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Salicional:
On the plus side, I won't have to write my monthly article for the church newsletter.

In a thread of many funnies, I like this one the most.
 
Posted by Bishops Finger (# 5430) on :
 
Actually, the time zone question is a good point. If The End doesn't happen everywhere at once, which seems possible, do we get to watch part of it on TV or (more likely) YouTube?

And I'm just imagining the Evil Lord Of Shadows Wearing A Cat having his last Tweet cut off.... [Devil]

IJ
 
Posted by wild haggis (# 15555) on :
 
Oh no, we have a Quiz Evening. Don't want to miss that.

Do you think if I made the wee green men, who are going to end the world, some nice Welsh tea, Irish barm brack and a tot of single malt Scottish whiskey, they would delay for a bit?
 
Posted by Bishops Finger (# 5430) on :
 
No, no - leave out the tea, and barm brack. Just offer them a guid single malt WHISKY (note correct spelling!), and let the peaty fumes take over...

IJ
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bishops Finger:
And I'm just imagining the Evil Lord Of Shadows Wearing A Cat having his last Tweet cut off.... [Devil]

IJ

And thus the world ends, with a Tweet of "covfefe."
 
Posted by Bishops Finger (# 5430) on :
 
Well, with Little-Hands at the UN (a nightmare scenario in itself) threatening North Korea with extinction, along with Venezuela, Iran, and just about everywhere else populated by Bad Hombres (aka Brown People), Nibiru will have to hurry up, or be out of a job.

My life expectancy, following brain surgery in 2016 (they found it, and left it more-or-less where it's supposed to be), is another 4 years or so. I'd feel a bit short-changed if The Orange Ozymandias and/or his mate Nibiru reduced that time span...

IJ
 
Posted by Hedgehog (# 14125) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bishops Finger:
Actually, the time zone question is a good point. If The End doesn't happen everywhere at once, which seems possible, do we get to watch part of it on TV or (more likely) YouTube?

As I understand it, the End just starts on the 23rd, but then we are to expect a couple weeks of Revelation-styled hijinks before the planet finally snuffs it. So there should be plenty of material to watch while attending your local Party At The End Of The World.
 
Posted by Felafool (# 270) on :
 
At least it will pre-empt Britain's disastrous 'Brexit' from the EU.
 
Posted by Bishops Finger (# 5430) on :
 
Indeed. Yet another thing not to have to worry about!

Yay for Nibiru!

[Yipee]

IJ
 
Posted by Boogie (# 13538) on :
 
We are having a fun day a Church on sept 23rd.

I have a pig race planned - racing big battery powered fluffy pigs and betting on the winnner.

So, yes - the world will end as ours is a Methodist Church! [Eek!]
 
Posted by Uncle Pete (# 10422) on :
 
I am packing the truck on the 23rd, and moving on the 24th [Waterworks] All for nothing!
 
Posted by Moo (# 107) on :
 
I am reminded of a poem/prayer I heard in high school:

Now I lay me down to rest
I pray the Lord I'll pass that test.
And if I die before I wake
That's one less test I have to take.


Moo
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Sep 24:

@realdonaldtrump: Loser planet Nibiru fails to hit Earth. Sad.
 
Posted by Bishops Finger (# 5430) on :
 
Sep 23rd:

@realnibiruplanet: Loser Trump destroyed in bigliest and most beautifullest world ending. Not sad.

IJ
 
Posted by Siegfried (# 29) on :
 
2 days to go... Was it worth me having a service appointment for my car tomorrow?
 
Posted by Bishops Finger (# 5430) on :
 
Yes, because even if you yourself aren't Left Behind, it'll come in handy for someone who is...for a couple of weeks, anyhow.

[Two face]

IJ
 
Posted by Jane R (# 331) on :
 
Well, if it ends before 2 in the afternoon (BST) I won't have to sing Panis angelicus (again) at someone's wedding. Seems a bit rough on the couple who are getting married, though. I don't dislike singing Panis angelicus THAT much.

On a more positive note, I will have had a chance for a really good night's sleep beforehand as our lovely new bed is being delivered on the 22nd.

[ 21. September 2017, 16:12: Message edited by: Jane R ]
 
Posted by Piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by wild haggis:
... if I made the wee green men, who are going to end the world, some nice Welsh tea, Irish barm brack and a tot of single malt Scottish whiskey, they would delay for a bit?

Certainly not if you spelt it like that. [Devil]

I'm down to read the intercessions on Sunday 24th. As I always use the Prayer for the Church Militant (as is right and proper), if the world doesn't end, it'll be further proof that God prefers Cranmer's Matchless Prose™. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Adeodatus (# 4992) on :
 
Does anyone know what time on Saturday the world will be ending? Saturday morning, I plan on having the grandmother of all hangovers, so the end of the world wouldn't be ... y'know ... the end of the world.
 
Posted by Piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Do you think the rest of us want to be catapulted into oblivion (or Rapture, depending on one's point of view) just to save you from a hangover???

Can't you just take a couple of Solpadeine™ and a big glass of water before you go to bed like a normal person?

[Devil]
 
Posted by leo (# 1458) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Jane R:
Well, if it ends before 2 in the afternoon (BST) I won't have to sing Panis angelicus (again) at someone's wedding. S

And I will miss our bishop's retirement farewell bash at 3.30
 
Posted by Brenda Clough (# 18061) on :
 
There are enterprising people that you can hire to feed your pets in the event that you are Raptured. Of course by definition these persons are not believers.
 
Posted by Chorister (# 473) on :
 
It would save me from the trouble of moving house.
 
Posted by Gee D (# 13815) on :
 
It's now almost 8.15 am on 23 September here. As best I can tell, the world has not yet ended, there's been no major calamity. I haven't seen any post yet though from our NZ friends - perhaps the end has reached them and is making its way across the Tasman.
 
Posted by Lothlorien (# 4927) on :
 
Still nothing here, GeeD. Now well into time for Saturday morning coffee rituals and all seems to be still proceeding smnoothly.
 
Posted by Hedgehog (# 14125) on :
 
Have you gone out and looked up into the sky? Any sign of anything that might be an approaching planet?
 
Posted by ACK (# 16756) on :
 
Mixed feelings. It's my mother's birthday tomorrow and, since she has yet to tell me what she wants, I have yet to get her a present.
On the negative side though, 18 yrs ago I was in the same situation, but got away with it by giving birth to her 1st grandson on her birthday. Which means, if the world was still around on the 24th, I would have raised a child to adulthood.
 
Posted by Brenda Clough (# 18061) on :
 
Six a.m. on the east coast of the United States. I think it's clear that this is a wash. Next time it happens I'll fish up the link to the blog post I wrote, explaining End Times to the non-believer.
 
Posted by MaryLouise (# 18697) on :
 
Damn, just when my endtimes apocalyptic cult, the Bloody Summons of September, was doing so well. Now I have to come up with a new date for the predicted Pre-Tribulation Amillennial Rapture. 23/09 shall henceforth be known as yet another Great Disappointment.
 
Posted by sabine (# 3861) on :
 
The day isn't over until it's over out in the mud Pacific.

sabine
 
Posted by Wesley J (# 6075) on :
 
I've just done the washing up and some ironing, catching up on some old radio comedy.

Always meet the end of the world in a pair of clean, ironed undies, I'd say.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
I worked a 10 hour shift today, but my work is fun, so that's a plus. Also, my football team will play in its first Grand Final for a very long time next Saturday if the world doesn't end, so I really hope it doesn't. Mind you I'm strictly a fair-weather supporter, so it will be my brother and his boys who take the end of the world the hardest.
 
Posted by Jane R (# 331) on :
 
I hope it doesn't end before 5pm... my daughter is looking forward to her riding lesson.
 
Posted by Bishops Finger (# 5430) on :
 
Any sign of Nibir
 
Posted by Wesley J (# 6075) on :
 
Yes!! Nibir has already annihilated the question mark at the end of your post! [Ultra confused]
 
Posted by Hedgehog (# 14125) on :
 
Maybe there has been a mistake. Maybe it is to happen when it is September 23 on Nibiru. Does anybody know their calendar? Maybe they are on some sort of daylight savings thing where they turn their calendars a month back.
 
Posted by lilBuddha (# 14333) on :
 
Most disappointing End of the World, ever.
 
Posted by Bishops Finger (# 5430) on :
 
Ah, yes! (I didn't get Raptured, BTW - just had to go to the loo, and hit the Post button too quickly [Disappointed] ).

Not only is TEOTW to occur when it is 23rd September on Nibiru , but also when it is 2017 AD/CE on Nibiru as well...

....so, has anyone any idea of the progress of revelation on the shadow planet?

IJ
 
Posted by Brenda Clough (# 18061) on :
 
Such a letdown. However, I bought farm market tomatoes, and now will get to eat them.
 
Posted by Bishops Finger (# 5430) on :
 
I bought a bottle of Irish WHISKY. Now I'll have to drink it.

Bu**er.

IJ
 
Posted by Nicolemr (# 28) on :
 
Now, now. He didn't say where it was to be 9/23 when it all ended, did he? Or at what point during the day? It's only 11:00 am here. I reckon there's a whole day still for the end to come.
 
Posted by Bishops Finger (# 5430) on :
 
O well - it'll take me until this evening.....to....finish....(hic)......the WHISKY....(hic).....

IJ
 
Posted by Siegfried (# 29) on :
 
Oh.. we were mistaken. All that happens today is The Sign. The actual end is 10/21. So, back to the grind for another month!
 
Posted by leo (# 1458) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by leo:
quote:
Originally posted by Jane R:
Well, if it ends before 2 in the afternoon (BST) I won't have to sing Panis angelicus (again) at someone's wedding. S

And I will miss our bishop's retirement farewell bash at 3.30
Well, nobody in our very full cathedral got raptured - but then we are C. of E.
 
Posted by Boogie (# 13538) on :
 
The piggies raced really well today and the sky didn't fall in. I called it 'piggy sports day'.

What time is the planet colliding? Do I have time to order a nice curry take away?
 
Posted by Stercus Tauri (# 16668) on :
 
It's 31 degrees C here at the moment, which is almost unheard of for late September. Something is going on...
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Stercus Tauri:
It's 31 degrees C here at the moment, which is almost unheard of for late September. Something is going on...

It's actually cooler than that in the Phoenix area -- currently 79F (26C) and not expected to go over 86F (30C) today. Autumn has indeed arrived, and I can hear lots of yard work being done around my neighborhood as people are taking advantage of the first pleasant Saturday in several months.
 
Posted by jedijudy (# 333) on :
 
Well, rats. I have indulged in several (ahem!) doughnuts today with the idea that the calories wouldn't count since the world was ending. [Disappointed]

This was a first for me, and the last. I'm officially sick of doughnuts and I blame whoever messed up the prophecy.
 
Posted by Nenya (# 16427) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Wesley J:
Always meet the end of the world in a pair of clean, ironed undies, I'd say.

Very important if one is to be caught up to meet the Lord in the air, especially if wearing a skirt.

It's late evening here in the UK and so far I'm still h
 
Posted by Rossweisse (# 2349) on :
 
Oh, well - perhaps next time.
 
Posted by Wesley J (# 6075) on :
 
Wait! Nenya has finished that sentence! What happened!?!
 
Posted by Lothlorien (# 4927) on :
 
24th here and Australia has not been obliterated. Bit of a shame really with all the rubbish flying around down here to find we still have to deal with it.
 
Posted by Piglet (# 11803) on :
 
It's nearly 9 p.m. here in eastern Canada, and as far as I know, I've been neither raptured or oblivionated.

So far, so good. [Smile]
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
It is a great pity that the Rapture didn't happen yesterday. With all the right wingers flying through the sky Australia's response to the SSM poll would have been a resounding YES! Back to the hustings I suppose.
 
Posted by Rossweisse (# 2349) on :
 
It's 11:11 p.m. here in Valhalla. All is quiet.

I suppose that, after the excitement of the total eclipse, the End Times were just too much to expect.
 
Posted by RuthW (# 13) on :
 
2 1/2 hours still to go on Sept 23 here in La La Land, but I'm not waiting up -- New Year's Eve this is not.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Rossweisse:
It's 11:11 p.m. here in Valhalla. All is quiet.

No Götterdämmerung?
 
Posted by Bishops Finger (# 5430) on :
 
No. Nor not here neither.

[Disappointed]

I blame Barking Dog and Wrong Trim. The hairdressers of Nibiru clearly took one look, and went off in disgust.

IJ
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
There's a Barking Dog Wetherspoon's pub in, surprisingly enough, Barking, next door to the Spotted Dog.
 
Posted by bib (# 13074) on :
 
We have survived yet again. Hallelujah!
 
Posted by Adeodatus (# 4992) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Piglet:
Do you think the rest of us want to be catapulted into oblivion (or Rapture, depending on one's point of view) just to save you from a hangover???

Can't you just take a couple of Solpadeine™ and a big glass of water before you go to bed like a normal person?

[Devil]

Darn, I hadn't thought of that.
[Biased]
 
Posted by Piglet (# 11803) on :
 
**whispers**

Hope you're feeling as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as can be expected. [Snigger]
 
Posted by Bishops Finger (# 5430) on :
 
Have the Nibiru Nutters come up yet with any explanation/excuse for its non-Appearance?

[Two face]


Enquiring Minds Need To Know.

IJ
 
Posted by leo (# 1458) on :
 
Well, we had our 'Rainbow Eucharist' today - LGCT/Inclusive Church Sunday - bumper attendance - and clearly 'the wrath of God was satisfiedd' indeed.
 
Posted by Golden Key (# 1468) on :
 
Whew, glad we dodged *that*! Now the new TV season can go ahead!

Just saw the premiere of the new "Star Trek: Discovery" series. Wowwwwwwww. It is OMG good. Definitely carved out its own space, but is still deeply connected to the StarTrekverse. Abandon all pre-conceptions, and buckle up!

[Yipee]
 
Posted by Eirenist (# 13343) on :
 
Maybe the world has ended but we just think it hasn't.
 
Posted by Brenda Clough (# 18061) on :
 
It would hook up with the theory that the world really was created on April 21, 6006BC (or whatever date it was). All those dinosaur bones, geological strata, half-decayed radioactive isotopes, they are just the fictional backstory, inserted into the text. Like Aragorn being the son of Arathorn. Arathorn never really existed; Tolkien just put him in there because Aragorn had to have the pedigree.
 
Posted by Baptist Trainfan (# 15128) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by leo:
Clearly 'the wrath of God was satisfiedd' indeed.

For the Welsh contingent, at least. [Devil]
 
Posted by Martin60 (# 368) on :
 
Late September. April I ask you!
 
Posted by Timothy the Obscure (# 292) on :
 
...and I feel fine.
 
Posted by bib (# 13074) on :
 
Does this all mean we will have to face the shops and still do all that Christmas shopping after all? [Razz]
 
Posted by Golden Key (# 1468) on :
 
Eirenist--

quote:
Originally posted by Eirenist:
Maybe the world has ended but we just think it hasn't.

Somewhere, I heard the idea that this is constantly happening: world ending and coming back.
 
Posted by Golden Key (# 1468) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Brenda Clough:
It would hook up with the theory that the world really was created on April 21, 6006BC (or whatever date it was). All those dinosaur bones, geological strata, half-decayed radioactive isotopes, they are just the fictional backstory, inserted into the text. Like Aragorn being the son of Arathorn. Arathorn never really existed; Tolkien just put him in there because Aragorn had to have the pedigree.

Dorothy Sayers, a novelist and a Catholic, suggested that this might have happened--not that it did happen, but that a case might be made. Sometimes called "Last Thursdayism", among several names.
 
Posted by Brenda Clough (# 18061) on :
 
You've seen the Star Trek transporters? The Starfleet officers step into the tube and vanish, to reappear down on the planet surface. One theory of how that works is that it's really a duplicator. The passengers actually die. They are dissolved into their component atoms, a new body is regenerated down below, and the pattern, up to and including memory and motive, is loaded in.

If this were the case, could Kirk or Spock ever know of it?

A far more thrilling use of this notion is in the novel THE PRESTIGE, by Christopher Priest.
 
Posted by leo (# 1458) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
quote:
Originally posted by Brenda Clough:
It would hook up with the theory that the world really was created on April 21, 6006BC (or whatever date it was). All those dinosaur bones, geological strata, half-decayed radioactive isotopes, they are just the fictional backstory, inserted into the text. Like Aragorn being the son of Arathorn. Arathorn never really existed; Tolkien just put him in there because Aragorn had to have the pedigree.

Dorothy Sayers, a novelist and a Catholic
Maybe ANGLO- catholic - she was churchwarden of St. Anne's Soho (C of E)
 
Posted by Rossweisse (# 2349) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
Dorothy Sayers, a novelist and a Catholic...

But not a Roman Catholic...
 
Posted by basso (# 4228) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Brenda Clough:

If this were the case, could Kirk or Spock ever know of it?

A far more thrilling use of this notion is in the novel THE PRESTIGE, by Christopher Priest.

I like Think Like a Dinosaur by James Patrick Kelly, which takes the idea to its chilling conclusion.
 
Posted by Golden Key (# 1468) on :
 
Re Dorothy Sayers:

Thanks for letting me know. It's possible that when I first learned of her, many years ago, I didn't know what Anglo-Catholic was.
 
Posted by leo (# 1458) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Rossweisse:
quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
Dorothy Sayers, a novelist and a Catholic...

But not a Roman Catholic...
I'm not even sure she was 'anglo' - Fr. Ken Leech was at S. Anne's but not all its staff have been A Cs.
 
Posted by Bishops Finger (# 5430) on :
 
She seems to have had an affection for the 'traditional' C of E of the 1662 BCP era - 8am Early Service (i.e. Holy Communion) on Sundays and Holydays, 11am Matins, 630pm Evensong - as described so accurately in The Nine Tailors.

IJ
 
Posted by Sparrow (# 2458) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Brenda Clough:
You've seen the Star Trek transporters? The Starfleet officers step into the tube and vanish, to reappear down on the planet surface. One theory of how that works is that it's really a duplicator. The passengers actually die. They are dissolved into their component atoms, a new body is regenerated down below, and the pattern, up to and including memory and motive, is loaded in.

I've always argued this. What comes out of the transporter is a copy, like a sheet of paper coming out of the photocopier. The original dies.
 
Posted by Brenda Clough (# 18061) on :
 
The question then arises, what about copy degradation? The photocopy of a photocopy is less clear than the original.
 
Posted by Bishops Finger (# 5430) on :
 
No, no - if the atoms are reassembled in the same order, and they are the same atoms, then the transported body is the original, surely?

This must be so, or Jim & Co. would have been looking a bit fuzzy round the edges by the end of the series...

IJ
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bishops Finger:
No, no - if the atoms are reassembled in the same order, and they are the same atoms, then the transported body is the original, surely?

How would they be the same atoms?

And why is that relevant? Your body doesn't contain all of the same atoms that it contained last week, but we still call it the same body.

If you take a thing, and make some indistinguishable copies of it (copies that are actually indistinguishable, rather than photocopies) then does it even make sense to talk about which one of the identical objects on the table is the "original"?
 
Posted by Hedgehog (# 14125) on :
 
This actually was the plot for one of the first Start Trek novels: Spock Must Die! Bones frets about what the transporter does and what that might mean for the soul.
 


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