Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal was a brilliant 17th century French philosopher. Rather than try to prove the existence of God, he chose instead
Would you bet your life on the truth of Christianity? You'd be rational if you did. At least, that's what philosopher Michael Rota argues in his new book.
Years from now, are you going to think about that internet video that got a million views your friend sent you, or that film that changed your life?
For my money, I don't think the desire for transcendence is going away. But I do wonder if students will bet their lives that the answer for this search lies beyond our world.
We've lost some of our great comic minds lately - this is a wonderful opportunity to hear about the life and times of a comedy icon who is still quite lucid in his 80s, before it's too late.
With so many brands vying for attention, the media and the marketplace are chock full of messages trying to convince us to buy, believe, support or join.
Her father's business with the San Francisco Railroad Omnibus Cable Cars allowed Stein to pursue her calling as a genius
Some call it meditation, others call it contemplation, but the ability to spend time with ourselves in silence is something that is very rare these days. There are so many distractions.
There is a case to be made for epic films like The Godfather (2 hours, 58 minutes), but they are surely the exception. The problem is that most filmmakers now consider their movies to be epics. Get over yourselves, will you?
Those who lack the atheists' certitude that there is no afterlife, and who have never seen, and never will see, proof of the existence of God, are the agnostics -- those who do not "presume to know." Some are tempted toward the notion that underlies the famous bet of Blaise Pascal.
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Nasim Nasr sets her video installation "What To Do?" in what could be an operating theatre.
There are no shortage of aphorisms about falling in love; the same can be said about getting married. But the ones we hear
Europa '51 is very rare, not available on DVD, but this Friday, August 6, at 6 p.m. EDT, Turner Classic Movies will run it. I urge you to see it.
As we end the year, and Thanksgiving approaches this is a good time for taking stock. Who has made a difference in your life? Have you been able to make a difference in someone else's life?