If you have a wooden boat, and over the course of time each panel is replaced until eventually all panels are new, is it stitll the same boat?

By Shaye-Lynne . Created on Oct 09, 2019
Philosophical question Does an entity still exist if, over the course of time, every one of the components that originally made it up have been replaced? Or, has it now become a brand new entity?
Everything Else 607 votes | 15 Comments
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Ana said on Oct 26, 2019
No
No
Anonymous said on Oct 21, 2019
Nothing ever stays the same.
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Chuck said on Oct 21, 2019
Why is it an issue?
Yes
Katelyn said on Oct 14, 2019
Apply it to a person. We all change over time but we are still ourselves, just new and improved.
Yes
alfromal said on Oct 13, 2019
still the same boat, just with new planking
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Anonymous said on Oct 11, 2019
Lol
Yes
Marcus said on Oct 11, 2019
Plus ca change; plus ca meme chose.
No
Judy said on Oct 11, 2019
not really you put new panels on a boat it not old anymore its new
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Damien said on Oct 12, 2019
All of our cells are replaced every few years, but we are still ourselves. Just a thought.