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  •  The fancy intellectual version (3+ / 0-)
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    skrekk, Kevskos, Troubadour

    of this argument.

    Pascal's Wager

    "The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." Bertrand Russell

    by Thutmose V on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 08:31:08 AM PST

    •  A foolish wager indeed. (0+ / 0-)

      Because you would have to bet on every possible unprovable claim about metaphysical danger, including mutually exclusive ones, and thus totally invalidate the logic.

      "They fear this man. They know he will see farther than they, and he will bind them with ancient logics." -The stoner guy in The Cabin in the Woods

      by Troubadour on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 01:41:08 PM PST

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