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Offline The Latinist

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Re: How much mass will have been me?
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2019, 05:03:15 PM »
You could right away add to the "me" pile any cells, living or dead, that have or had DNA in them.  Obvious.

Does that include protists? Why them and not bacteria? DNA viruses?
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Re: How much mass will have been me?
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2019, 05:23:44 PM »
Haha I should have said "my DNA", not just any DNA.  Nice catch.
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Re: How much mass will have been me?
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2019, 11:23:09 AM »
Personally, I'm going to set the arbitrary cutoff timer to whenever the something the circulatory system, respiratory system, etc., has gone through one cycle of taking in, chewing up, and spitting out. The rest is what my heuristics tell me is structural.

So given that completely arbitrary rule, what other inputs need to be taken into account?

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Re: How much mass will have been me?
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2019, 03:10:02 PM »
What does chess have to do with the mass of the body? And why are you asking the same question in different threads?
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Re: How much mass will have been me?
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2019, 11:28:57 PM »
What does chess have to do with the mass of the body? And why are you asking the same question in different threads?

Yep, my bad. Don't know what I was thinking there.
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