A Collage of Ruminations and Quotations Pertaining to The Conspiracy Against the Human Race by Thomas Ligotti
By Max Finkel*
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“Hell, purgatory, and heaven are not for us, except insofar as all three are here and now, on this earth.
The Oatmeal, a popular webcomic, recently published Having a Baby vs. Having a Cat. This is my response:
Questions that concern infinite amounts of value seem worth spending some time contemplating, even if those questions are of a highly speculative nature. For instance, if we assume a general expected value framework of a kind where we evaluate the expected value of a given outcome based on its probability multiplied by its value, then any more than an infinitesimal probability of an outcome that has infinite value would imply that this outcome has infinite expected value. 6,724 more words