Monday, October 22, 2007

Paris Hilton's Wager

Pascal’s wager is a well known argument that it is rational to bet on God because there is no possible payout with atheism. That is, until now. Paris Hilton has placed her bet on Cryonics. That is, she is going to have her body frozen and stored in liquid nitrogen in the hope that science will one day find a way to bring her back to life. What a great incentive for the people of the future to solve the problem of death. I sleep better at night knowing that the future has this going for it.

Paris Hilton wants to be frozen with her beloved pets when she dies.

The hotel heiress is keen to live forever and has invested a large sum of money in the world's biggest suspended animation cemetery, Cryonics Institute.

She wants her body to be preserved and then brought back to life, along with her favourite pets, including her famous Chihuahua Tinkerbell and new mutt, Yorkshire Terrier Cinderella.

'The Simple Life' star said: "It's so cool. Almost all the cells in the body are still alive when death is pronounced.

"And if you're immediately cooled, you can be perfectly preserved.

"My life could be extended by hundreds and thousands of years."

Earlier this week, Paris revealed her partying lifestyle left her feeling "empty inside". Link

1 comment:

Steven Cornett said...

Sounds like an empty bet.

Even if she is revived, what is she really going to do then? Go to parties with people she doesn't know, and attempt to engage in activity she knows even now doesn't satisfy her real spiritual needs. And I'm not even talking about why in the end cryonics is a boondogle to begin with.

Too empty to really live, and too afraid to die.