Black Swans, Frankenfoods and Disaster Fairy Tales
The 17th-century French mathematician Blaise Pascal had what he thought was a great reason to believe in God -- it’s all about expected utility. If you believe in God and God turns out not to be real, it’s not so bad. But if you deny God and it turns out that God does exist, you get sent to Hell for all eternity. Even if the chance that God exists is infinitesimally small, the downside is so huge that you would be a fool not to believe.
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