Pascal’s Wager

Be reminded of Pascal’s wager. The 17th century mathematician, philosopher and hard-core gambler who founded the theory of probabilities, postulated that (quoting Wikipedia) “humans all bet with their lives either that God exists or does not exist. Given the possibility that God actually does exist and assuming the infinite gain or loss associated with belief in God or with unbelief, a rational person should live as though God exists and seek to believe in God. If God does not actually exist, such a person will have only a finite loss (some pleasures, luxury, etc.).”
Apply this same gambler’s logic to the possibility of human activity causing global warming: if it is real and we do nothing to prevent it, the loss will be much greater than if we do all we can and it turns out to be false.

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Myron Night weaves the dark quirks of human nature into the plot twists of his fast-paced, gritty novels. Myron has been a trans-continental hitchhiker, a blues musician, a  theatrical producer, a playwright, and developer of www.misterpottymouth.com. He lives and writes in Bellingham, Washington, computer keys clicking in harmony with the silent purr of his cool cat sidekick, Mr. Black Magic.

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