Betting on infinity


One of the most well-considered critiques of the reasoning of Pascal’s wager I’ve yet seen, for those who still think it sound argument.

via TheraminTrees

QualiaSoup — Morality


Should theistic belief systems using texts hundreds or thousands of years old be considered the only sources, the sole arbiters, of moral principles and justification, or should morals and moral behavior be based on something other than authority, faith, and adherence to scripture?

Here, YouTuber QualiaSoup compellingly argues that morals are and should be more than just arbitrary pronouncements from on high, and that modern morals should reflect the real needs of the modern world — the reality of modern human beings, not those of antiquity, when people knew far less about the world and themselves than now.