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Message 2104866 - Posted: 10 Aug 2022, 22:24:12 UTC

I'll leave it up to you to research and discuss.
I know what it means.
"Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting." Alan Dean Foster

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Message 2104877 - Posted: 11 Aug 2022, 0:52:18 UTC - in response to Message 2104866.  

prisoner's dilemma
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Message 2104880 - Posted: 11 Aug 2022, 2:14:32 UTC

I propose XMascal's Wager on the Existence of Santa Claus. If there is only a tiny probability that Santa Claus truly exists, it makes sense to behave as if He did because the rewards could be a bounty of Christmas presents, whereas the lack of belief risks the misery of nothing but coal in one's stocking. Yet people still refuse to believe!
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Message 2104882 - Posted: 11 Aug 2022, 5:42:04 UTC

And don't forget about the Easter Bunny. ;-)
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Message 2104939 - Posted: 12 Aug 2022, 1:08:02 UTC

Ah yes, the celebration of the pagan goddess Eostre – the goddess of spring and fertility, which takes place during the Spring Equinox.
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Message 2104940 - Posted: 12 Aug 2022, 1:27:44 UTC

I'm sure that Thor will make a thunderous comment here today. ;-)

All Hail Thor!!!
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