thread: 2006-08-31 : I think my expectations are screwed

On 2006-09-07, Vincent wrote:

Value is a measure of scarcity. Sydney, reflect a little, it's clear that even God understands this. If there were infinite people or each person's lifetime were infinite, would humanity still have its value to God? Would God have bothered incarnating?

As the scope of humanity approaches zero, (value of humanity)/(scope of humanity) approaches infinite. Comparing one human life vs. the universe, (value of one human life)/(scope of one human life) is, for all possible human purposes, infinite.

This assumes a non-zero value to one human life. I feel comfortable including that assumption in my calculation here because Sydney included it in his, independent of eternality. However, I'll say without reservation that it's an assumption, not a fact, and that it's the assumption that makes me not a nihilist.


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