On Tue, May 21, 2013 04:06, Matthew West wrote:
> [Patrick wrote:] (01)
>> In a refinery, for example, with fluids rapidly passing through some
>> length of pipe, are the fluids inside the pipe at any given time
>> considered as 'part'
>> of the pipe? Are the crew of a ship below decks part of the ship?
> MW: Generally, no. Only if you were considering the all-up weight (say for
> foundations design or loaded weight) would the answer be yes - which just
> makes the point that there are two answers.
> MW: I don't think you can make general rules. You have to look at the
> purpose of the object and construct it to meet that purpose. (02)
This agrees with my original statement that identity is normally defined
by people. (03)
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