Monday, December 9, 2013
Who would win in a swordfight...
...the probabilistic Blaise Pascal or the cognitively dissonant Miguel de Unamumo?
Pascal wagered on belief -- just in case there's a God on the other side of reality. Unamuno suggested paradoxical faith -- live as if there's a God, even though there isn't.
I think the Spaniard would win, because Spaniards are hot-blooded and tilty. I mean, would you really choose a lisping Musketeer with a feathered hat over Inigo Montoya?