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Chasm Crosser

01 Feb, 2011 | Brian

Here is a thought experiment: Imagine there is a deep, dangerous chasm that you must cross. To fall into it means certain death. Two bridges are available. The first was built by an expert engineer, the second was built by a monk with no engineering knowledge. The monk assures you that he prayed earnestly that his bridge would not fail. The engineer assures you that his construction uses scientifically tested principles. 

It's not much of a choice, is it? Think about it honestly. 

Now suppose that the monk claims his prayers are always answered. I don't know about you, but I would still cross on the engineer's bridge.