Re: Goldilocks world

From: Russell Standish <>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 12:45:12 +1100

Yes - I believe this is the logical problem with omniscient beings.

On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 12:28:16PM +1100, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> George Levy writes:
> >Along the line of Jorge Luis Borges a blackboard covered in chalk contains
> >the library of Babel (everything) but no information. Similarly a white
> >board covered with ink also contains no information.
> >Interestingly, information is minimized or actually goes to zero when the
> >world is too large as the plenitude, or too small. Information is
> >maximized when the world is neither too large nor too small. We live in a
> >Goldilock world.
> Can we talk about knowledge or intelligence in a similar way? A rock is
> completely stupid and ignorant. A human has some knowledge and some
> intelligence (the Goldilocks case). God is said to be omniscient:
> infinitely knowlegeable, infinitely intelligent. Doesn't this mean that God
> is the equivalent of the blackboard covered in chalk, or the rock?
> Stathis Papaioannou
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