Whats wrong with Pascals Wager?

Blaise Pascal, philosopher, scientist, mathematician and probability theorist (1623-1662), came up with a now famous reason for being a believer. It goes something like this: If God exists, then the believers are quids in, they go to heaven and the non believers loose out – hence only believers win in this scenario. If God does … Read more Whats wrong with Pascals Wager?

A close shave with Occam’s Razor

Is there anything that a 14th century Franciscan Theologian called William of Ockham can teach us today? Why yes, there is indeed. The Latin phrase “entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitate” is attributed to him. Its a deeply profound and very significant saying that translates as “entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity”. What this … Read more A close shave with Occam’s Razor