That's right, I went there. It's a real big question. Crazytown on Kotaku today. I have faith in you, Kotakuers. Together, we can solve this philosophical classic. It goes like this...
You have a ship. Over time, it gathers wear and tear. Its crew repairs it, as needed. Parts are replaced — both small, like individual planks, and large, like a major sail, or eventually a mast. It all happens a little bit at a time.
After a while, the ship is made of completely new parts. Is the ship the same ship? Or is this a different ship? Theseus has been texting me about this all day and won't leave me alone until we get back to him.
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