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    Failed to understand "barriers...might be much lower"...

    can "being much lower" be a barrier?

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    In 1982 Dr. Dorothy T. Krieger, chief of endocrinology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, achieved notable success with a partial brain transplant in mice.[4] A partial brain transplant could accomplish essentially the same goal — movement of a person's "identity" from one body to another[citation needed] — and thus qualify as a whole-body transplant no less than a full brain transplant. As Dr. Krieger demonstrated, barriers to accomplishing this feat might be much lower than transplantation of the entire brain.


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    Re: Failed to understand "barriers...might be much lower"...

    Well, no, it doesn't say that. It says that "barriers might be much lower". That doesn't mean that "much lower is a barrier."
    "This chair is tall" does not imply that "Tall is this chair."

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    Re: Failed to understand "barriers...might be much lower"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Well, no, it doesn't say that. It says that "barriers might be much lower". That doesn't mean that "much lower is a barrier."
    "This chair is tall" does not imply that "Tall is this chair."
    Thanks.
    Does "this feat" refer to the partial brain transplant?

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    Re: Failed to understand "barriers...might be much lower"...

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    Thanks.
    Does "this feat" refer to the partial brain transplant?
    Yes

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