Friday, April 1, 2011
Don't miss Larry Solum's fantastic April Fool's scholarly papers. My favorite is the abstract from Richard Posner's piece, "What Do Deities Maximize?" and this line in particular: "Given omnipotence and omniscience, it follows that all states of affairs already accord with the preferences of an omnipotent and omniscient deity, leading to the paradoxical conclusion that rational action by such an entity is impossible."
The best thing about Solum's tom-foolery is its near-plausibility.