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http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008
Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

nobody want to go, only science could pro long our stay.
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https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16582136

great words dedicated to Stephen Hawking,

we see how destiny works on others, one day, we will become the others and face the destiny.
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A man of wisdom and a real everyday life warrior in one person has passed away. Sad
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I have to admit, I didn't like a lot of his opinions, but I value his contribution to science anyway and won't speak ill of the dead. May he rest in peace, at least more than he has in this life (I imagine it must have been really hard on him).
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Stephen Hawking submitted a paper 2 weeks before he died,

https://arxiv.org/abs/1707.07702

A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation?
S. W. Hawking, Thomas Hertog
(Submitted on 24 Jul 2017 (v1), last revised 4 Mar 2018 (this version, v2))

how to find a parallel universe, maybe he just found an exit and now in another parallel universe?
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Or maybe he just died without any lasting "soul" or other non-corporeal entity?

Probably we will never know.
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revolution wrote:
Or maybe he just died without any lasting "soul" or other non-corporeal entity?

Probably we will never know.
This made me think of this:

Imagine you clone yourself (not just DNA, I mean literally, every atom in your body is duplicated). So your clone inherits all your memories and personality at the point of cloning.

Which life will you "experience" consciously? Shocked I suppose nothing would happen and "you" will still feel like "you", while the clone seems to move around by himself, even though he shares your memories and literally everything.

Weird stuff.
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I am the sum total of my atoms, I suppose. A duplicate "me" would be the sum total of their atoms also. From that point onwards the life experiences will differ and subsequently their lives will slowly diverge. If enough time passes the two clones could potentially become very different people.
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I'm asking what you would experience. I know that you'd experience it normally as "you" have until now (the you that experiences everything from your point of view). But think about the clone, what would it experience? It would also have memories of all its experiences until this point where it was born.

I guess that's why people believe in souls or spirit or whatever. You only experience your own sense of "self" no matter if someone else has identical atoms or not (and thus everything else identical), so it must be something more than just atoms for their "sense of self" experience to still be tied to only one body.
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It is the arrangement of the atoms (and internal atomic particles) that creates the memories. If you get the arrangement the same then you also duplicate the memories.
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revolution wrote:
It is the arrangement of the atoms (and internal atomic particles) that creates the memories. If you get the arrangement the same then you also duplicate the memories.

but such arrangement is near impossible,
could the whole object be recreated instantly?

each tiny strand of dna is calling their very random random function, which break their exactness upon created and become unique, i guess.
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sleepsleep wrote:
but such arrangement is near impossible ...
Yes, I expect you are correct there. Practically I don't think would be possible. Quantum theory suggests that making an exact copy of a particle necessarily will also destroy the original. That is why quantum key distribution is considered totally secure.
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