daoist wrote:And then I explained my rationale:Please stop going in circles. Do you want to discuss this or not?daoist wrote:Atoms are indistinguishible from one another. Any carbon atom* is the same as any other one. This is a fact.
It doesn't matter which atoms you're made out of, just how they're arranged.
*Sure there's isotopes, but that's not what I'm talking about.
I'm not going in circles. I gave you a scenario which calls your definition into question and you simply repeated your assertion.
Pesto wrote:If we were to take a vase in Boise and construct a "completely indistinguishable" vase, atom for atom, in Tucson, that would be manufacturing a copy.
Yes or no? If not, why not?