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  • Pascal's Wager

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    mathematician along with a Christian philosopher who wrote the Pensees which included his work called Pascal’s wager. The crucial outline of this wagers was that it cannot be proved or disprove that God does exists. There are four main parts to the wager that include his reasoning to that statement. It has been acknowledged that Pascal makes it clear that he is referring to the Christian God in his wager. This is the Christian God that promises his people will be rewarded with eternal life along with infinite

  • Pascal's Wager and Global Warming

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    rising. Third, the temperature of the planet is rising - although the amount of this increase and the causes of this rise are subject to disagreement (Philander, pp 193). When I was at school in Vermont, one of my teachers explained to me Pascal's Wager. According to this teacher, the philosopher and mathematician Pascal had tried to establish the costs and benefits of believing in God. He saw it in this way: you can either believe in God or not. If you do believe in God, and there is in fact no God

  • Pascal's Wager

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    impossible to determine God’s existence for certainty through reason. Instead, he suggested that rational individuals should wager as though God does indeed exist, because doing so offers these individuals everything to gain, and nothing to lose. Unfortunately, Pascal’s Wager contains numerous fallacies, and in-depth analysis of each one of his arguments proves that Pascal’s Wager is incorrect. Pascal originally proposed his idea in the Pensées, a collection of fragments of his work, primarily written

  • Pascal's Wager: To Believe or Not to Believe in God

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    Christianity, Pascal’s own religion and the basis of the Wager, is the largest religion in the world, with a following of over 2 billion people, which spans over approximately thirty denominations worldwide. Pascal’s Wager means to show that being a Christian is more beneficial than not being a Christian due to a smaller loss when humans have faith. The Wager is a philosophical apologetic, which is an argument for the existence of a god or gods. With this wager, Pascal wants people to realize the potential

  • Criticism of Pascal's Wager

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    believe rather to disbelieve because the odds are in favor of the believer. This gambler-like idea is better known as “Pascal’s Wager” or “The Gambler’s Argument.” Nevertheless, this sort of play-the-ponies idea is not quite precise. Although Pascal’s Wager serves as a stepping-stone for non-believers, it is a rather vague, faithless and inaccurate argument. Pascal’s wager takes the position of a gambler. It says that it is far more logical to believe in God because the odds are in one’s favor. Pascal

  • A Critical Discussion of Blaise Pascal's The Wager

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    A Critical Discussion of Blaise Pascal's The Wager In the gambling world bets are made based on odds, the probability or likelihood that something would happen. In the court of law, cases are decided upon by the weight of evidence presented by the respective parties. The common link between these general scenarios is that decisions are made based on some outside evidential factor. The more probable something is likely to happen, or the more evidence presented in favor or opposed to something

  • Pascal Wager Term Paper Outline

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    uses as the basis of his argument) is one of, if not the biggest religions in the world -The wager is part of Apologetic philosophy, meaning that Pascal is defending his position/belief in an argument with the use of information -Pascal’s wager was meant to show that while not believing in God will only have loss of some things, believing in God will allow you to gain everything. b. Thesis: Pascal’s Wager calls for the need for people to choose to believe in something, to allow them the chance of

  • Around The World In 80 Days

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    historically accurate locations. Theme The theme of this breathtaking novel is one of daring and persistence. On the whim of a wager, Fogg is sent around the world in the impossible time span of eighty days. Throughout the work, Fogg’s limitless persistence, entwined with his stereotypical English composure, astound the reader. Fogg represents this boundless daring in the audacious wager he makes. He has promised his arrival back in London in eighty days, regardless of the wilderness, delay, or other problems

  • I Have a Gambling Problem

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    how hard I tried. That’s why I’m here today. I need help. I never thought that a friendly wager could lead to such self-destructive behavior. Luckily, I recognized that I had a gambling problem and sought help, unlike the millions of other pathological gamblers who allow their problems to worsen, some eventually becoming involved with drugs, alcohol, and crime (Lesieur 43). Annually, Americans legally wager over five hundred billion dollars—more than they spend on groceries—and illegally bet hundreds

  • Internet Gambling

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    Abstract:  Internet gambling has become one of the hottest areas of the web, both in the sheer volume of sites and quantity of money involved.  Increasing controversy is accompanying this new industry, as federal and state government officials scramble to update legislation that restricts interstate wagering.  This paper examines the roots of Internet gambling and exposes some of the motivations driving the heated debate over its legitimacy. The business-to-consumer sector of the Internet commerce