Monthly Archives: February 2011

life calculations.

  February 16, 2011 Why do the young, who are risking more life, jaywalk more? Partly it is because the 5 minutes is worth more to them and partly it is because they don’t understand the odds. To the young … Continue reading

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Future value, Pascal’s wager and why atheists hate theists

I buy lottery tickets. My friends who believe that gambling is a sin can now gasp in horror. The game I prefer is 6/49. You pick 6 numbers from 1 to 49. The odds of winning the big jackpot are 13,983,816 … Continue reading

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Thou shalt (still) have no other Gods before me

I saw a video of Michio Kaku being interviewed. Among other things he talked about a multi-universe theory of quantum mechanics that states that every time a particle has a choice it takes both (or more) choices and spawns a … Continue reading

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Thou shalt have no other Gods before me

Three times I’ve heard or heard of, Christian people say ‘I can’t believe in a God who …’. One of them didn’t like the idea that Jesus wanted out of the cross. It didn’t seem courageous enough for him. Another … Continue reading

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Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness.

Feb 6 2011 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness. Has it ever occurred to anyone else that this Beatitude may refer to something other than personal righteousness? The Bible is confusing because we never really know how … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Meek.

It happened again tonight. We were discussing the Beatitudes and we got to “Blessed are the meek”.  People hate that one; Who wants to be meek. Since people don’t want to be meek preachers try to skate around it and say … Continue reading

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Going Commando

Having a blog like this is a little bit like what I imagine ‘going commando’ is like for a girl wearing a skirt. In a way you are completely exposed but people have to make the effort to look. In … Continue reading

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