[ExI] The sky is falling!

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 13:58:40 UTC 2009

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 1:31 AM, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/3/27 Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com>:
>> ### Futures are an aggregate measure of guesses by people who are
>> willing to put their cash on the table, therefore their guesses can be
>> taken more seriously than the solar-pie-in-orbit stuff. People in the
>> know know that oil won't run out anytime soon.
> If the amount of money spent on a belief is a measure of how seriously
> that belief should be taken, what do you make of religion?
### Good question. Religion appears to fulfill some basic needs that
many people feel, and their generosity is an expression of that.
However, for the vast majority of religious people, it is a service
they buy, not an investment made to increase their future earnings.
Religion is in a similar infotainment category to romance novels, or
ESPN subscriptions, and comparing it to oil futures investment would a
be a category error.


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