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?

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Comment by matt.clerke on June 27, 2011 at 10:35pm

I wouldn't call that calculus...more like algebra with liberal use of limit theory.

 

I like it though, Pascal's wager is indeed based in mathematics so a mathematical response is excellent. Well done.

Comment by Dylan Alexander Fick on June 27, 2011 at 11:04pm

I know xD I learned the infinity limit theories in Calculus and that makes it sound more respectable.

I just hate how Christians will use Pascal's Wager to "validate" their "theory" through "mathematics".

It wasn't even good mathematics on Pascal's part. His other work is so much better.

Comment by Mallory on July 30, 2011 at 5:09pm
You sir, win teh internetz. :)

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