The Ship of Theseus is a centuries-old thought experiment which questions what makes a thing a thing, and it’s still handy to think about in 2019. It goes like this: imagine you have a wooden ship that is slowly rotting and falling to bits. You replace each decrepit panel with a new one. Eventually the entire ship is comprised of new materials, and all of the original components are in the compost. Is it still the same ship you started with, or have you created an entirely new one? Is there a point where that change takes place? Can you still pretend what you have is authentic?
Elsewhere, Queen today announced a massive Australian stadium tour. Hitting all of the nation’s capital cities, the band behind smash hits like Bicycle Race and Who Wants To Live Forever will return to our shores in 2020.
Original guitarist Bryan May and founding drummer Roger Taylor will represent the band, along with relatively new vocalist Adam Lambert. Original frontman Freddie Mercury won’t be appearing for reasons that should be obvious, while the band’s first bassist John Deacon also left in 1997.
The announcement comes just after the worldwide success of the band’s biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Anyway, set sail with the tour dates below:
Thursday February 13
Saturday February 15
Wednesday February 19
Sunday February 23
Wednesday February 26
Saturday February 29
Peep Ticketek for further info.