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Thursday, May 22, 2003

Mole's Wager: Something For Sinners to Bank On

On Sunday, October 23, 4004 BC at 9 o’clock in the morning, London time*, the Lord God got bored and created the universe. He was lonely so he invented man. Mole's wager, a revolutionarily optimistic proposition for the bulk of mankind, is based on the contention that there will come a time at the end of time when God gets lonely again. Blase Pascal, 17th century French philosopher and mathematician, formulated what came to known as Pascal's wager. Pascal advised that given the choice between... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 25, 2003

Hussein at Dinner: An Inquiry Into The Ethics Of Collateral Damage

Okay, let me see if I have this straight. It is against international law to assassinate the leader of a sovereign nation but it is perfectly okay to drop blockbuster crater bombs on a restaurant where that leader is understood to be eating if you preemptively invade that nation and call it war? It is wrong to singularly assassinate heads-of-state but okay to blow caterers and cooks and maitre des to collateral smithereens? I may have missed it but I don’t believe I’ve seen the technicalities of... Sign in to see full entry.

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