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Pascal's Wager

Original Statement

Even science believes that in the beginning there was nothing and then came the biggest bang in history. Einstein said: 'Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind'. Personally, I'm with Pascal - though I am not betting on it.



Some Thoughts

1. Science believes there was something from nothing

Okay, this does get banded about allot, but sadly it's not totally true. Science can take us back to a…

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Added by Andrew Carrington on September 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Best of my Tumblr Part 7- Destroying Pascal's Wager with Calculus

Pascal’s Wager is a fallacy based on Jehovah or Nobody. However it IS 50/50 Deity or No Deity so 50% for Atheism…split Deity into equal fractions for all possible deitical variations and you have 1/infinity which is the limit as x approaches zero effectively equaling 0 so there is a 0% chance for each deity and a 50% chance for Atheism.
Atheism for the win.
Also: I used calculus to do this. Mind. Blown. Calculus has a use?

Added by Dylan Alexander Fick on June 26, 2011 at 2:57pm — 3 Comments

Pascals Wager

Main article: http://www.teenageatheist.com/2010/06/pascals-wager.html



I keep seeing Christians throwing Pascals Wager around, as if it actually holds water. For those of you unfamiliar with the proposition, here it is:



"If you believe in God and there is indeed a God, you have everything (heaven and immortality)…

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Added by Raithie on June 21, 2010 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Please consider...your life depends on it.

Its amazing to me that atheist say, "Christians must prove there is a God..." when there is revelation all around us. Just look at nature and how amazing each species and creature operates, look at the human body and how incredible and complex it is... I think it is harded to prove or comprehend that we have evolved from some primal ooze than a master creator. Acutally there is more unanswered question with evolution today that when Darwin originally theroized this concept. In other word, more… Continue

Added by brian on November 18, 2009 at 10:33am — 22 Comments

Debating with a Theist

So after my very interesting Debate with a friend of mines relative i somewhat analyzed the situation i was in and figured out a decent way to debate without actually discouraging them to open their minds a bit.



Typical Theists are thought to keep a straight mind towards their beliefs and in most cases ignore or falsely debunk outside information. This is their defense. When they start throwing pascal's wager or the challenge of, or anything similar to, "You haven't read the bible so… Continue

Added by Krysis on November 15, 2009 at 5:54pm — 2 Comments

Essay I wrote for philosophy class: Pascal's Wager and the Ontological Argument Defeated

Refutations of Pascal’s Wager

and the Ontological Argument





When debating a theist about the existence of God, there are two arguments that many of them tend to rely on as last ditch efforts. These are Pascal’s Wager and the Ontological Argument. However, neither is valid because they both have been refuted.

Pascal’s wager, devised by Blaise Pascal, states that it is better to believe in God and be wrong than to not believe in God and be wrong. If one believes in God… Continue

Added by Andrew the Fluffer on February 19, 2009 at 8:54pm — No Comments

  

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