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Your January 8 issue on future identity is much appreciated and very timely. I've just returned from an academic conference in which that very topic was discussed. A young philosopher stated that, from a philosophical point of view, there is little or no distinction one can make between humans, animals, and machines. At first this struck me as nonsensical, but then I began to see that the difficulty lies in the inability of philosophy or science to define life and consciousness, when both are being studied solely from a materialistic point of view. Thank you for helping me think through this question.

Nancy M. DonovanOxford, Ohio

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