Stolyarov's Wager

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Stolyarov's Wager is a philosophical argument in favour of life extension made by libertarian transhumanist writer Gennady Stolyarov. Its name is a reference to Pascal's Wager.

Formulation

If you believe in human life extension and are right, you have everything to win – a happy, prosperous, indefinite life that you can be sure of in this world.

If you believe in human life extension and are wrong, you cease to exist.

If you do not believe in human life extension and are right, you cease to exist.

If you do not believe in human life extension and are wrong, it may be that the effort that you did not put in to promoting the idea was just enough for the possibility not to come to pass. Then you will cease to exist.

Gennady Stolyarov, "An Atheist's Response to Pascal's Wager", The Rational Argumentator (Issue 137), December 2007.

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