Dr. Michael Rota to Speak on ‘Pascal’s Wager’ at March 10 Philosophy Colloquium St. Thomas Newsroom March 7, 2011 Dr. Michael Rota, assistant professor in the Philosophy Department, will speak at this month’s Philosophy Colloquium on Thursday, March 10. His talk is titled “Pascal’s Wager.” The colloquium will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 126, John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts. Everyone is welcome.Rota will argue that it is rational to commit one’s life to God, and irrational not to do so. Roughly speaking, his argument will be:If you have everything to gain and nothing or very little to lose by doing something, then you should do it. And you have everything to gain and nothing or very little to lose by seeking God and living the sort of life a morally perfect God would want you to live; therefore, you should seek God and live the sort of life a morally perfect God would want you to live.