Sunday, June 26, 2011

Skepticali's Wager

Pascal's Wager
is a suggestion posed by the French philosopher, mathematician, and physicist Blaise Pascal that even if the existence of God cannot be determined through reason, a rational person should wager as though God exists, because living life accordingly has everything to gain, and nothing to lose.
I think the opposite is true ... 'cause it just might be a one shot deal.

We know we are here now.

We don't know what what we don't know.

We can give it our best shot now, or strive for inclusion in an imaginary club built on many millenia of misconceptions about the world.

A rational person should wager as though this life is a one shot deal.

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