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According to the doctrine of divine simplicity, any of the divine attributes is equivalent (or even identical) to the others (and to God as such). This is a difficult contention to maintain, granted, but it might be part of an argument somewhere that omnipotence entails omniscience. A partial, more direct argument might proceed: God can do anything, God can ...


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Reviving this because I'm interested. I know Rasmussen provides a (very short) argument for this conclusion on p. 146-147 of How Reason Can Lead to God. But this book was written well after Gellman's paper. Here’s the steps to his argument: The necessary cause has maximum power. (As shown by simplicity style reasoning) The power to know something is a ...


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I'm surprised no one has pointed this out yet, but what about Satanism? You acknowledge the existence of God but then worship the devil. It's been done for centuries.


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There are various versions of the Turing test, including modern extended versions about being able to make efficient abstractions. People miss Turing's real core point though, which is that we have to find a way to use evidence, rather than imagining there is a difference in essence (eg, a soul). That is the core of the Turing Test, and on that basis it will ...


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