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    Staying Alive

    The Personal Identity Game

    Objective: The aim of the game is to stay alive!

    How to play: There are three rounds. In each round, you will be presented with a scenario and then offered two choices. The decisions that you make determine whether you stay alive or perish. You should always base your decisions on nothing more than the desire to keep yourself in existence. Also, note that you should take each scenario presented to you at face value. The situation will be as described - there are no "tricks" - and you do not need to worry about other 'what ifs'.

    At the end of the game you will discover if you have stayed alive or not, although, being a philosophical game, the answer won't be that straightforward...

    So, if you're ready

    http://www.philosophersnet.com/cgi-b...ty.cgi?round=1


    My score: Sorry you're dead!

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    I am now alive in a baby named Brittney.

    I just can't give in to the intervention of science too much for my means of survival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    HAY CAN SOMEONE DRIVE DOWN TO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS AND SEE IF THE BEER BARN IS REALLY A BARN?

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    I am now alive in a baby named Brittney.

    I just can't give in to the intervention of science too much for my means of survival.
    get out of my host. there is simply not enough room in one baby for the both of us.
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    3's a crowd.
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    HAY CAN SOMEONE DRIVE DOWN TO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS AND SEE IF THE BEER BARN IS REALLY A BARN?

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    where are the asian baby pictures? they would be appropriate at this juncture.
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    Brittney's gonna get pretty porky with all these parasites.

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    I haven't clicked on that link yet, but your conversation about it is pretty damn disturbing.
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    i fucking hate women with their lives together who try and help other people. where are the needy bitches at?!

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    Here I always thought Britney had no soul. Turns out she's got a bunch. who'd'a thunkit.
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    HAY CAN SOMEONE DRIVE DOWN TO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS AND SEE IF THE BEER BARN IS REALLY A BARN?

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    Here's what it said about me: Your choices are consistent with the view that bodily continuity is necessary for personal survival. You risk death on the spaceship, allow your mind to be messed around with by the virus and allow your soul to be destroyed so that your body (or at least your brain in a body) can have a chance of staying in existence. And it does!

    Apparently I chose to 86 my soul and also my memories to save my body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by that website
    Your choices are consistent with the theory known as psychological reductionism. On this view, all that is required for the continued existence of the self is psychological continuity. Your three choices show that this is what you see as central to your sense of self, not any attachment to a particular substance, be it your body, brain or soul. However, some would say that you have not survived at all, but fallen foul of a terrible error. In the teletransporter case, for example, was it really you that travelled to Mars or is it more correct to say that a clone or copy of you was made on Mars, while you were destroyed?
    This was pretty simple.
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    Congratulations! According to one theory of personal identity, you have survived!

    You chose:
    Round 1: It's the spaceship for me!
    Round 2: I'll take the silicon!
    Round 3: Let my body die!

    However, although you have survived, at least one of your choices seems a little problematic.

    There are basically three kinds of things which could be required for the continued existence of your self. One is bodily continuity, which actually may require only parts of the body to stay in existence (e.g., the brain). Another is psychological continuity, which requires, for the continued existence of the self, the continuance of your consciousness, by which is meant your thoughts, ideas, memories, plans, beliefs and so on. And the third possibility is the continued existence of some kind of immaterial part of you, which might be called the soul. It may, of course, be the case that a combination of one or more types of these continuity is required for you to survive.

    Your choices are just about consistent with the view that the continuity of the soul is essential for personal survival. Your first choice showed a desire to keep your physical body alive. Your second choice, in contrast, showed a willingness to have your body replaced by synthetic parts to preserve your psychological continuity. Your last choice showed a willingness to jettison your physical body and end psychological continuity in order to save your soul.

    There is something troubling about these choices. First, the tracking of the soul seems a bit erratic. In the first choice, it followed the physical body, but on the second it followed psychological continuity. So it seems there is no reliable way of deciding where the soul goes - does it follow the body or psychological continuity? Secondly, the soul seems rather an empty self. It is a self that needs no thoughts, beliefs or memories to exist. It is rather a kind of immaterial home for thoughts, emotions, beliefs and so on. Do you really think the self is such a thing?
    Mhmm.
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    I got the same as hawkingsvsreeve...

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    Congratulations! According to one theory of personal identity, you have survived!
    While there are many of us who currently reside in Britney, I am apparently the only one that paid enough attention to our host to spell her name correctly.

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    i never even spelled her name. although it's arguably poor etiquette, parasites rarely take the time to exchange pleasantries with their hosts.
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    I don't think that a reincarnated soul is typically considered a parasite.

    Poor Britney's going to have some serious psychological problems with so many souls housed inside her.

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    Babies are parasites. Why not souls too? Frankly, I'm tired of my soul leeching my awesomeness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahrain View Post
    I don't think that a reincarnated soul is typically considered a parasite.
    maybe not a parasite, then. maybe just a symbiote.

    it reminds me of being john malkovich.
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    Babies are parasites. Why not souls too? Frankly, I'm tired of my soul leeching my awesomeness.
    Why stop at soul? My heart is eating my blood. My liver is hogging all my toxins. The fucking parasites.

    Those are MY toxins. I brought them from HOME.

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    Exactly. I pumped these toxins directly into my blood stream, and then my body has to go and process them all and kill the buzz. FUCK THAT.
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    i hate my fucking kidneys, they filter all the good stuff out of my blood.
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    Congratulations! According to one theory of personal identity, you have survived!

    Your choices are just about consistent with the view that the continuity of the soul is essential for personal survival. Your first choice showed a desire to keep your physical body alive. Your second choice, in contrast, showed a willingness to have your body replaced by synthetic parts to preserve your psychological continuity. Your last choice showed a willingness to jettison your physical body and end psychological continuity in order to save your soul.

    There is something troubling about these choices. First, the tracking of the soul seems a bit erratic. In the first choice, it followed the physical body, but on the second it followed psychological continuity. So it seems there is no reliable way of deciding where the soul goes - does it follow the body or psychological continuity? Secondly, the soul seems rather an empty self. It is a self that needs no thoughts, beliefs or memories to exist. It is rather a kind of immaterial home for thoughts, emotions, beliefs and so on. Do you really think the self is such a thing?

    This game is kind of disturbing.

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    Don't fret, Atom Heart. The thoughts are just a parasite on your mind. After all, how can a thought exist if nobody thinks it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahrain View Post
    I don't think that a reincarnated soul is typically considered a parasite.

    Poor Britney's going to have some serious psychological problems with so many souls housed inside her.
    maybe Britney should change her name to Sybil.

    now move over, you're hogging all the space. I get this gap here between the liver and the spleen. I called it.
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    chuckle

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    Congratulations! According to one theory of personal identity, you have survived!

    You chose:
    Round 1: It's the spaceship for me!
    Round 2: I'll take the silicon!
    Round 3: Let my body die!
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    Poor Britney's going to have some serious psychological problems with so many souls housed inside her
    Along with John Malkovich

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