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Omnipotence 2


Another problem of the concept “omnipotence” (all power) is that “all” must have a domain. Without a context, “all” is meaningless.

“All” does not mean “infinite”. Instead:


~ exhausted

~ nothing missing

— Me@2013-09-07 8:54 PM


Without a proper definition of “all”, mixing language levels is inevitable. Mixing levels could create self-reference, in turn could create logical contradictions.

A logical contradiction due to mixing different language levels is called a “paradox”.

A classic example is:

If X is omnipotent, X can create a stone that it cannot lift. Then X is not omnipotent, because there is a stone it cannot lift.

So omnipotence is a self-contradictory concept.

— Me@2020-04-06 09:58:46 PM



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