Can God Microwave A Burrito So Hot, Even He Cannot Eat It?

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Can God Microwave a Burrito So Hot, Even He Cannot Eat It? August Staubus I will begin with a convenient distinction described by Hume: the difference between relations of ideas and matters of fact. To alter any relation of ideas is to entail a contradiction, and therefore impossible. Thus, “the sciences of Geometry, Algebra, and Arithmetic” as well as analytic propositions are off limits for even an omniscient deity. Yet even with the power of omniscience limited in such a manner, certain logical impossibilities remain, such as the one queried in the title. In response to this, I turn to an argument posited by Thomas Aquinas, namely that an omniscient being can do anything so long as its subject is compatible with its predicate, and it
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