Pascal's Wagering

Scott Raymond points me to Pascal’s Wagering: the perils of a life of gambling.

Banned from the casinos, Blaise rolled up huge debts with illegal existentialists, who set arbitrary odds and paid off arguments on a whim. After losing three times in a week to the idea that all of human consciousness is the precocious hallucination of a disembodied llama brain in a mad sorcerer's laboratory, Blaise began to despair, and I knew I had to help him.

Just beautiful.


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