Bayesians & Pascal's wager

From: Phil Goetz (
Date: Wed Aug 31 2005 - 10:28:50 MDT

--- Michael Vassar <> wrote:

> do as well as we can). Account must be taken of it when designing an
> FAI,
> but this only requires an incremental development beyond that needed
> to protect it from Pascal's Wagers.

Actually, I meant to ask that question. How does a Bayesian
deal with Pascal's wager, assuming that they assign a non-zero
probability to Christianity's claims regarding heaven and hell
being true, and an infinite positive reward with eternal heaven
and an infinite negative reward with eternal damnation?
Assume there are no other religions being proposed.

- Phil

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