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musepsycho

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"Pascal flats"
« on: May 24, 2007, 06:47:37 PM »
Ben had marked the "Pascal flats" close to the radio tower on his map. I'm curious if anyone can make something of it. I found something on the philosopher/matematician Blaise Pascal on Wikipedia - he was working with pressure, vacuum & fluids, & was also occupied with barometers. Made me think of Dharma's meteorology science. Couldn't make anything really relevant of it though, so I thought I could throw it out here...

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Re: "Pascal flats"
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2007, 06:54:42 PM »
Pascal was a scientist/philosopher.  The latter is often forgotten, but Pascal in known in theology for "Pascal's Wager."  Basically, it was the little guy's conclusion that if you believe in a supreme deity and serve him....If you're right, you've found heaven.  If you're wrong, you haven't lost a thing.  If, on the other hand, you choose not to believe in such a deity and not serve him....If you're right, you haven't gained anything (you're dead).  But, if you're wrong, then you have wrought upon yourself everlasting damnation.

This reference, I think, had everything to do with Jack's use of the phone.  Examine all of the possibilities and it fits.  Man, the writer's of this show are smart!

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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2007, 07:00:59 PM »
Thanks Puff! I read about his religious conviction too, but forgot (you're right!) to mention it.

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Re: "Pascal flats"
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2007, 11:58:43 PM »
Even more to boggle the mind.

Great question muse and wonderful info puff!
Thanks!

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Re: "Pascal flats"
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2007, 09:55:03 PM »
"It is not certain that everything is uncertain."

One of my favorite Pascal quotes.

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Re: "Pascal flats"
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2007, 11:09:45 AM »
Good information.  Maybe the writers are also Rascal Flatts fans! 

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Re: "Pascal flats"
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2007, 12:41:26 PM »
Top Shelf! going straight into the show notes.

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Re: "Pascal flats"
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2007, 12:45:37 PM »
Pascal was a scientist/philosopher.  The latter is often forgotten, but Pascal in known in theology for "Pascal's Wager."  Basically, it was the little guy's conclusion that if you believe in a supreme deity and serve him....If you're right, you've found heaven.  If you're wrong, you haven't lost a thing.  If, on the other hand, you choose not to believe in such a deity and not serve him....If you're right, you haven't gained anything (you're dead).  But, if you're wrong, then you have wrought upon yourself everlasting damnation.

This reference, I think, had everything to do with Jack's use of the phone.  Examine all of the possibilities and it fits.  Man, the writer's of this show are smart!

This actually seems to be about the construct of eternal justice Ben works with.  His GOOD GUYS are the guys that will believe; everyone else can canoodle in their tents, eat their mangoes, go on their adventures, or rot in a Dharma Purge pit -- it's all the same to him.

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Re: "Pascal flats"
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2007, 12:25:50 PM »
IS this where the Temple is or the weird Ruins?

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Re: "Pascal flats"
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2007, 08:55:34 PM »
Pascal was a scientist/philosopher.  The latter is often forgotten, but Pascal in known in theology for "Pascal's Wager."  Basically, it was the little guy's conclusion that if you believe in a supreme deity and serve him....If you're right, you've found heaven.  If you're wrong, you haven't lost a thing.  If, on the other hand, you choose not to believe in such a deity and not serve him....If you're right, you haven't gained anything (you're dead).  But, if you're wrong, then you have wrought upon yourself everlasting damnation.

This reference, I think, had everything to do with Jack's use of the phone.  Examine all of the possibilities and it fits.  Man, the writer's of this show are smart!

yes they are that;'is why we have so many people on show named after philosphers and the best books being referred to and used often in plots.

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Re: "Pascal flats"
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2007, 01:52:22 AM »
IS this where the Temple is or the weird Ruins?

I believe this is where their camp was when he left to talk to jack.

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Re: "Pascal flats"
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2007, 04:06:19 PM »
IS this where the Temple is or the weird Ruins?

I believe this is where their camp was when he left to talk to jack.

Was it there or did they cross it to get tot he tower?

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Re: "Pascal flats"
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2007, 05:10:45 PM »
IS this where the Temple is or the weird Ruins?

I believe this is where their camp was when he left to talk to jack.

Was it there or did they cross it to get tot he tower?

They did cross flatlands at least...

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Re: "Pascal flats"
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2007, 03:50:59 AM »
Good information.  Maybe the writers are also Rascal Flatts fans! 
Yup it looked like an R to me....lol

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Re: "Pascal flats"
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2007, 02:31:43 PM »
Good information.  Maybe the writers are also Rascal Flatts fans! 
Yup it looked like an R to me....lol

 not my typo i checked ,weird sig there lou.