Many great minds have sought proof for God's existence. For French philosopher and scientist Blaise Pascal, God's existence was beside the point. He conceded that nobody knows whether or not God exists, but because it's in our own best interests to behave as if he does, that's the most rational choice.
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Philosopher Blaise Pascal
Learn about the man who is simultaneously one of the most cynical and cheery contributors to Western thought.
Descartes' Proof Of God
Hear about one philosopher who thought proof of God's existence WAS important.
Key Facts In This Video
Descartes' mission in "Meditations" was to doubt everything. 00:29
Descartes circulated copies of his work and asked for critiques. 03:41
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