So I have learned in my QM classes that you can't tell one electron from another electron. They are indistinguishable. I also learned that the wavefunction of a particle includes the spacial part and the spin part. (There might be other parts I don't know! Please don't fault me for not knowing.)
I have also learned that it is possible to use the quantum teleportation protocol to retrieve exactly, 100%, the spin state of one particle in another particle after particular measurements. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_teleportation
My question is, if you can teleport the spatial state and the spin state and whatever other state left there is that describes the particle, then wouldn't you be effectively teleporting the original particle?
A sub question directly related to this is; Is matter/particles just a changeable glob of stuff that acts differently, thus being a different particle, depending upon what quantum state its in? (This kinda sounds like string theory to me... Oh no!!)
Also, what's never answered is, What state does the original particle assume when its state is teleported to the new particle? Does the two particles, the original particle and the particle retrieving the quantum information, switch states?