OpinionI am immortal because I just posted this thread
      – George, 2010-05-23 at 07:35:33   (10 comments)

On 2010-05-23 at 07:36:18, George wrote...
[don't worry, I'm fine :) ]
On 2010-05-23 at 18:48:10, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Would you like me to delete the thread? Would that destroy your immortality? And how long does immortality last? Until the Discussionator hosting expires? Until civilisation collapses? Until humans go extinct? Until the heat death of the universe?
On 2010-05-23 at 19:07:43, George wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: Haha, no it wouldn't have destroyed my immortality if you had deleted the thread, because the action of thread deletion would live on in you. In a sense. My point was that I performed an action [creating this thread], which is now impossible to un-perform. That is true whether the thread survives or not.
On 2010-05-23 at 19:33:32, Thelevellers wrote...
I'm not convinced - a PART of you is immortal, maybe, but you couldn't really know much, if anything, about you as a person from this thread, so it's only a tiny part of you that is immortal.
On 2010-05-24 at 03:49:06, George wrote...
Yep, only a very small part. But surely nobody would ever believe that 100% of them - all actions taken through their entire life, down to the most minute decision of when to breathe in and when to breathe out - would be immortal? So part of me was made immortal by starting this thread.
On 2010-05-24 at 17:43:48, DigitalBoss wrote...
@George: The government need only post a tax on websites and you are gone!
On 2010-05-24 at 18:40:28, Lee J Haywood wrote...
You have an odd idea of what constitutes 'you'. Your creation/topic is no more a part of you than your house is simply because you own it. You identify with it, but if you're to have an individual sense of self then you need to draw a sensible boundary between you and your environment. Of course the matter that constitutes your body is merely borrowed from the environment and subject to replacement/renewal, but it's convenient to give you a name and consider you to be a distinct entity responsible for your own actions.
On 2010-05-25 at 19:10:29, George wrote...
Sorry lee, but I can't be arsed to read that. I'm sure you are right though
On 2010-05-27 at 21:35:16, Melchior wrote...
Why bother then... Go watch tv or something :P
On 2010-05-28 at 05:42:44, BorgClown wrote...
@George: LOL@tldr. Also, I learned a new concept today: Immortality by transcendent intranscendence