Posted: Nov 13, 2014 5:08 pm
by surreptitious57
Sendraks wrote:
surreptitious57 wrote:
Since zero is the default setting for the dead too then in this scenario
the living experience no more suffering on average than the dead

The dead are not at zero on the scale of experiencing, as they cannot experience anything
Therefore they cannot experience zero suffering, as they have no means of doing so

I really only think of it in such terms as a coping mechanism for myself with regard to my own mortality. But I can see how using such language does not translate well to rational argument but shall carry on thinking of it as such as it is easy for me to understand. Since it is obviously working as it has already produced positive results then I see no reason for abandoning it even if I could. Although I do see the point you are making and agree with it in principle