Monday, 6 September 2010

Morning Scepticism: Carrot

One metaphor that is often used is that of a boy dangling a carrot in front of a donkey, the donkey sees the carrot and moves towards it but it remains out of reach. So the donkey keeps moving and in the process transports the boy. The boy is using a fake reward that the donkey doesn't realise can't be gained. This sounds just like the afterlife, chasing a carrot that has been dangled in front of you for the ends of another.

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