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Friday, April 1, 2011

"What Do Deities Maximize?"

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.


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Sure this was clever, but I was a little surprised to see Solum posting April's Fool Day jokes on April 1st since someone told me yesterday that this year the holiday had been moved to April 2nd.

Posted by: John Breen | Apr 2, 2011 10:37:43 AM