January 31, 2007

This Ought to Settle It


In the latest installment of the email debate between Sam Harris and Andrew Sullivan about faith, atheism, etc., Harris challenges Sullivan to get God to guess a number between 0 and 9,99,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999. Posted by Dr. Frank at January 31, 2007 05:03 PM | TrackBack


And from the great unwashed masses came a nearly stifled giggle, as the number 69 was suggested followed by a bit more giggling. And from the heavens came a voice with a sound like a roaring wind, a stifled giggle and the words, "Heh-heh, they said 69. I am your god and created the 69! Bet you didn't know that."

Posted by: sam at January 31, 2007 06:13 PM

I think Andrew Sullivan's worst moment so far was when he implied that Pascal's being a great mathematician made him less likely to have delusions. However, that was not central to his argument, and it did allow Mr. Harris to counter with equally presumptuous statements on the "'corruption of [Pascal's] reason'" (Harris quoting Nietzsche).

Posted by: Jonas at February 1, 2007 03:57 AM

now that's funny.

Posted by: josh at February 1, 2007 05:05 PM

dude did you design that check? you should get a job with the chicklets guy, or chick tracks or whatever those scary things i find on the bus are. he could use a less frightening marketing tool to get people to convert.

Posted by: chris riordan at February 3, 2007 03:28 AM