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    Pascal Blaise Pascal was a mathmetician, physicist, and philosopher. This paper deals with the latter. In his collection of writings, the Pensees, Pascal attempts to defend the Christian religion. There are varying opinions on Pascal’s work, with some, like Roger Scruton claiming that Pascal fails as a philosopher (specifically in the Wager) while others, like TS Eliot commend Pascal for “facing unflinchingly the demon of doubt” and attempting to deal with it (). In this instance, the issue is whether Pascal fails in giving practical reasons for authentic religious practice for those who are not currently seeking God (within the framework of the wager) or if he boldly faces the doubt that everyone experiences at one point or another and successfully…

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    and philosophy and Jerusalem representing truth through insights of revelation and purity of soul. Therefore, faith and reason have always posed tension by their proximity and their constantly juxtaposing views. Many view these two concepts as complete opposites, that reason is proven by fact and that faith cannot be proven. However, some philosophers have described how faith and reason can actually come together to come to the truth and how faith can be an extension of the reason that works to…

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    Blaise Pascal Inventions

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    Blaise Pascal- Pascaline An idea does not just come out of nowhere; there needs an action to trigger those specific thoughts. The same goes for inventions, events need to lead up to the need/idea for an invention. For example, sliced bread would have never been invented had not the recipe for bread itself been created. Another example takes place in the life of Blaise Pascal. The upbringing of Blaise Pascal led to one of his greatest inventions, the Pascaline calculator. Blaise Pascal was born…

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    Atrium Fire Case Study

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    Figure 2.8 listed situation of the fire in a floor near to the atrium at the beginning of fire. The fire floor has 2 vertical vents open to the atrium and to ambient at outside. The atrium is apen from the top. At the beginning of fire , the smoke moves to outside and the atrium, and air from ambient and the atrium moves inside the fire floor at the same time from the 2 vents. Figure 2.8 shows the velocity direction at the vents. At the top of the vents, because the smoke in the fire floor is…

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    Blaise Pascal was born on June 19, 1623, in Clermont-Ferrand, France and died in Paris on August 19, 1662. He was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and a Christian philosopher. He was also a child prodigy educated by his father. He invented the Pascaline, it is an early calculator, and he validated Torricelli's theory concerning the cause of barometrical variations in 1640s [11]. Blaise Pascal argued with Anslew, Aquinas, and Paley about the existence of God. He believed that…

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    Original Sin Essay

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    us. Human nature is inherently flawed by original sin. When Adam and Eve sined it affected all generations after them. ‘‘Original sin is not only the violation of a positive command … but … attempts … to abolish fatherhood, destroying its rays which permeate the created world, placing in doubt the truth about God who is Love and leaving man with only a sense of the master-slave relationship.‘‘-pope John Paul II. Original sin may destroys us, unless we admit it and fight against it.‘‘Truly it is…

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    Pascal questioned whether human beings could achieve scientific certainty because he believed that there was an infinite and a nothing. He believed that people had very strong imaginations and that it is possible that they came up with this idea there is a higher power, which people refer to as God. Pascal stated, “In short it is the greatest sensible mark of the almighty power of God, that imagination loses itself in that of thought” (Spielvogel p. 495). He believed that people were so caught…

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    Blaise Pascal's Argument

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    Blaise Pascal’s basic belief was that all people have to just take a 50/50 wager for the existence of God. His claim comes from his belief that there is no reasonable way to support either side of the argument about the existence of God. Although Blaise Pascal was a brilliant French philosopher, mathematician and physicist, his claim that there is no creditable evidence to support a reasonable belief about God is not completely correct. It is just an easy way to completely avoid an intelligent…

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    while bluntly exposing the faults and mishaps of people considered to have portraying or defining power. Chaucer has succeeded in his wish to reduce moral corruption as seen in the fact that there are limited reports of religious exploitation in comparison to his lifetime and in modern times. The absence of moral corruption also a reason why political debate and discussion has surpassed theological debates in quantity. There is not a consensus as to whether humanity has departed upon a more…

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    While other philosophers tried to prove God’s existence, Blaise Pascal tried to prove something different. Pascal new that no amount of reason could bring a non-believer to have faith that God existed. He also new that he couldn’t prove that God existed because other great philosophers had tried, and people still doubted God’s existence. Instead, he just wanted to prove that even if there wasn’t a god, it was still better to believe in God than to not believe in him. Pascal claimed that there…

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