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mkl654321
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November 20th, 2010 at 12:31:58 PM permalink
"...all life is 6 to 5 against."
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.---George Bernard Shaw
Mosca
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November 20th, 2010 at 12:34:30 PM permalink
Did he mean in an infinite number of trials, or in just one lifetime?
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mkl654321
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November 20th, 2010 at 12:43:42 PM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Did he mean in an infinite number of trials, or in just one lifetime?



I presume he meant an infinite number of trials, since he said "all". Also, it's manifest that individuals' odds are different; you could have been born with a silver spoon up your ass, or you could have been born in a mud village in Ghana.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.---George Bernard Shaw
Mosca
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November 20th, 2010 at 1:05:49 PM permalink
Quote: mkl654321

I presume he meant an infinite number of trials, since he said "all". Also, it's manifest that individuals' odds are different; you could have been born with a silver spoon up your ass, or you could have been born in a mud village in Ghana.



Then I vote that he is right.
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FleaStiff
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November 20th, 2010 at 2:33:00 PM permalink
I don't know what he meant. Perhaps the "bum" who was chronicled decades ago in Subways Are For Sleeping should be consulted. He dropped out of the rat race and amongst his many other accomplishments he read every word that Damon Runyon had ever written. Maybe the "bum" had the right idea.

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