Pascal, The Founder Of The Pascal 's Wager

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Blaise Pascal was the founder of the Pascal’s Wager. Pascal was a French philosopher, an inventor, a mathematician, a scientist and a theologian. Pascal extended a reason to believe in God, even though other people had beliefs that God is not real and his existence is not inconceivable. The Pascal’s Wager was a second-person communication. It showed that Pascal conceptualizes an individual forced to decide between the belief in God and not to believe in him. An example of what Pascal would demonstrate this as if, one was in a coin toss game, one side you conclude to believe and the other side you don’t. There are different outcome each time you play and there are different circumstances that can affect the outcome. There are a few possible outcomes are the following. You bet that he does exist, the outcome is he does, that 's an infinite gain for you. You bet that he exists, the outcome is he doesn’t, that’s an infinite loss for you. You bet that he does not exist and the outcome is he does, that’s an infinite loss for you. You bet that He does not exist, and the outcome he doesn’t, that’s an infinite gain for you. Pascal claimed betting on his existence was irrational. That if you bet on the existence of God that there stands of an infinite reward (gain) that he does exist that can be represented by an eternity in paradise, and the uncertainty of a miniature risk that can be represented by whatever physically causes your happiness would waive during your life. A

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