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  1. Pascal's Wager

    by , 01-21-2007 at 04:06 PM (Imported Poems)
    Blaise Pascal was a brilliant French mathematician who gave us countless advances in probability calculation, as well as the grade ten mathematical crutch known as Pascal’s triangle. He also formulated Pascal’s Wager, a theorem which argues that logic demands belief in God, as one has nothing to lose in the afterlife if He does not exist.

    Pascal’s Wager has been criticized from all sides. Among the frequently raised objections are that God would see through the Wager and send you ...
  2. Oysters and People

    by , 01-03-2007 at 07:42 PM (Imported Poems)
    One of the most common themes in contemporary philosophy is that of the relationship between humans and the rest of the universe. This relationship is of great significance to the question of the meaning of life, for if the nature of this relationship were to be exactly discovered, it is assumed that meaning would logically follow. David Hume proposes the simplest imaginable answer: “[T]he life of a man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster”. It is this writer’s intention ...