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    I would definitely bet my life that the sun will rise tomorrow (given any kind of significant incentive) even if the sun rising were not a prerequisite to my living.

    If someone put a 5 dollar bill on the other side of the street, I would cross it, which is a much more risky life-bet if you ask me.

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    What's the point of betting your life? If you lose the bet you die but what do you gain from winning the bet? You were already alive when you made the bet, it's not like you can double your life you the way you can with money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    ... it's not like you can double your life you the way you can with money.
    Well, maybe we should specify that your lifetime will be doubled should you win the bet. That would be a bet I would take.

    So yeah, with no reward for winning the bet I wouldn't do it, but for a doubled lifetime I'd do it.
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    You kinda do bet your life that it will rise anyway because if it didn't rise we wouldn't last long. Just sayin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    If you lose the bet you die but what do you gain from winning the bet?
    Satisfaction of having won a bet, I guess? Increased self-confidence?

    Yeah, I'm reaching.

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    I might think it was a weird monkey's paw type trick, so I'd have to clarify the bet. If someone killed me because "the sun didn't rise, the earth turned while the sun remained in the same spot," that'd be less than ideal. Really, the concern that I might miss something in the wording or phrasing of the bet would be my biggest deterrent.

    I'd also be considerably more concerned with the mental well-being of the person making the bet. If they are actually okay with the idea of potentially murdering me, or think this is a legitimately smart bet in any regard, I'd be concerned they may think the sun didn't rise, or they lie and kill me anyways.

    But operating under the assumption we wouldn't die if the sun didn't rise, the bet is not rigged or based on a trick, the person is sane and honorable, I'd bet my life on it against a fairly small incentive. Like, if someone was gonna give me a book or a DVD I like if it rose.

    Besides, getting up in the morning and going out (or even staying in, or not getting in) is statistically a lot more dangerous than this bet.
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    The sun doesn't rise lol. So no, I wouldn't bet anything.

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    I was going to post several days ago about how surprised I was that an NT hadn't pointed out the sun doesn't rise.. but I decided to just let it happen on its own.

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