omniscience


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the state of being omniscient

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Mumford writes of such things with impressive omniscience.
We think we know his omniscience and its luminous arabesques, but who knows the range of his kind deeds?
These issues include the problem of imperfect leaders, the apparent irreconcilability of human free will and divine omniscience, the historical occurrence of the Inquisition and of slavery, the implications of hell as ``eternal punishment'' and the internal contradictions of the Bible, historical and moral.
by means of various spoofy-if-nebulous conspiracies involving snake goddesses, secret gnostic sects, a virus that leads those infected to spiritual enlightenment, and a mysterious international conglomerate called Wu Labs run by a mysterious three-thousand-year-plus-old guy in hot pursuit of immortality and omniscience.
Gatrell's psychoanalysis of the motives and thoughts of the "polite classes" suggest an authorial omniscience which is hard to justify.
Indeed, with supernatural omniscience he pronounces "the highest purpose" of nature: "the propagation of the species.
The ONE management system provides both the omniscience and ability to efficiently prioritize the query of events and immediately determine the best response for critical events.
Coherent waves then create an accumulation of information that approaches omniscience, which is itself a description of oneness with the universe.
As Harvard professor, Elaine Scarry, has noted, "What makes the ticking bomb scenario improbable is the notion in a world where knowledge is ordinarily so imperfect, we are suddenly granted the omniscience to know that the person in front of us holds this crucial information about the bomb's whereabouts.
maintains the tone of narrative omniscience and balance standard to other textbooks of American diplomatic history but acknowledges and discusses controversies among nationalist, realist, revisionist, institutionalist, and other historians in a concluding section for each chapter.
While some commentators believe that Ockham's attempt to reconcile divine omniscience with the contingency of true future propositions amounts to little more than a simpleminded assertion of Ockham's Christian faith, the author argues that Ockham's position is more sophisticated than this and rests on attributing to God a dual knowledge property: God not only knows every true proposition but knows its modal properties as well.
Divine omniscience and immutability must be completely rethought if not jettisoned.
Nor is it possible to illustrate the narrative techniques (flashbacks, omniscience, dramatization) or the evocative quality of different geographic settings (the Alpine vacation spots between France and Italy, for instance) and the "feel" of successive moments in peace and wartime during what ends up being the better part of our twentieth century -- that make up this modern historical novel par excellence.
And this lack of omniscience in no way adds up to a case against the superstore.