THUNK – 32. Assassin’s Creed & Serendipity

Assassin’s Creed‘s plot revolves around an ancient battle between two secret societies – the Knights Templar, dedicated to the ideal of a utopian society, perfectly structured to maximize human happiness & productivity, & the Assassins, dedicated to…not that. Why are we rooting for the Assassins again? Well, because they have a good point.

THUNK – 31. Pascal’s Wager

Blaise Pascal was one of the most brilliant polymaths of the 17th century, contributing to an incredible number of different fields. One of his more famous combinations of these fields was his novel application of mathematics & probability to the question of theism…which has some problems.