From: rhinoceros (email@example.com)
Date: Tue 18 Feb 2003 - 13:31:14 GMT
> His response to my question to him if he could prove the existence of
> I don't remember his exact words, but the gist of it was "Better safe
> than sorry!" LOL
Heh... That is and old one. It is called "Pascal's wager". I am copy/pasting
"Pascal's wager is Blaise Pascal's famous argument that belief in God is
justified as a "good bet", regardless of any metaphysical uncertainty,
because disbelief has great cost if wrong, while belief if wrong costs
> Funny thing, he's probably got one of the highest IQs of anyone I've
> ever known.
According to Michael Shermer:
"Smart people believe weird things because they are skilled at defending
beliefs they arrived at for nonsmart reasons."
> No use at all.. and I'd rather not read ANY bible for nothing.
The Bible could be an excelent case study of a sucessful memeplex. It could
give you some intution in how people think. Well... if you don't have
anything more interesting to read, that is.
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