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My ship wouldn't be of very fine craftsmanship. I'd name her "Thar, She Blows!"
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So over ten years, I repair the good ship Minnow piece by piece, putting the scraps in a box.

Umm, where do I store this box? And why I'm I wasting my used planks by letting them weather and warp in a box? Depending on how bad I damage the planks during removal, I could make furniture or humorous carvings.

Also, why did I make a ship with only small planks? More seams will mean it's easier to spring a leak. What about sails and fittings?

...Oh, my answer. Well, I think the original ship was lost when I made the first maintenance on it. Since I haven't reassemble the old planks into a ship, it simply doesn't exist. So I have a Frankenstein ship with ten-year old pieces (I call it the Minnow from habit) and a box of wood.
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I remember a similar type of question in a philosophy class I took (though for the class the scenario was disassembling a class in California and reassembling it piece by piece in Iowa, the question being is the original class in Iowa or California?) From what I can remember from that class, there are two ways to look at this. What you consider the ship depends on how you view and define it.

1.) Would you define the ship as the original material that made it up (the original 500 planks); if yes than the ship is in the box.

2.)The other scenario I learned from that class was you might define it by location. So for the classroom, wherever the original classroom was is the classroom, which for my class was California. Though I'm not sure if that could apply to the ship since the ship would probably be moving from its original location.

Basically I think it had to do something with the idea of the ship or something like that. What you define as being the ship means the original ship is either in the box or the ship with new planks.
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Have any of you seen John dies at the end. they ask the same question, but with an axe-head and handle. great movie btw.
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I'll call it the S.S. Black Pearl and Titanic's Love Child... Yeah my father was sort of a shipwreck if you know what I'm sayin
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This is the problem of Thesius' Ship. In the western tradition this dualism ws first recorded by Thesius of Greece however similar ideas are inherent in the indian and tibetan schools of buddhism.
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idk but i'd name i thte Krusty Krab
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Ship of Theseus.
Depends on how you define "original ship" I suppose.
If you want it to be a ship in a specific design made of all its original parts then the second you change anything it's a different ship.
So if it experiences any wear and tear it's suddenly different. I suppose is one answer.
There are plenty of answers if you want to go looking for them, the question's been around for at least a couple millennia.

dunno what I'd name mine.
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Also applies to human body, your blood, change your teeth are not the same your bones, your organs regenerate themselves, the blood is new and the skin is depleted. Also the brain gain experience.
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Well it's the Ship of Theseus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_of_Theseus

It's yet another logical paradox, created by yet another (on purpose) attempt at dissecting time / space / identity into its "components" when reality doesn't work that way http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-892019/failure-of-normative-logic-to-address-the-progressive-nature-of-existence?pg=0

The "problem" is one of misdirection. It makes you identify the ship by its planks. Who identifies a ship by its planks?

When you answer the question of "what happened to the ship?" with "It had all of its planks replaced" you are then still referring to that object- The object which just happens to have all of _its_ parts replaced...

The "original" had been here the whole time and is still here... It had its parts replaced.
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unless you decided to take it apart on one go and then, lets say you used the same nails, then that could be considered a new ship with a little controversy.

if you replace a plank a day, that like us shedding our skin and us replacing our gene. we are still us, the idea of original doesn't exist. because our framework is essentially the same. any mutation we get is like the ship wearing out with use.

based on one piece, when the going mary was needing replacement. the core tree is considered its lifeline. if that were to be replaced, then the ship is different to me.

anywho scribblenauts would be a fun name for a ship made soley on planks.
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Regular maintenance could mean replacing a single plank multiple times.

As to the paradox, a ship is a collection of parts engineered for a purpose, and is only a ship when assembled and meeting the requirements for a ship to be considered functional, although to me a shipwreck counts.

I would say a box of original planks is not the ship. Still cool though.

My ship would be the Ectomy
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I'd say all the old planks. Whatever was there first. ...Right?

And I'd name my the "SS OTP"
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I'd name it Planck time.
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What happens if its hit by cannon fire?
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