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Omniscience and free-will: simplified
September 11, 2011Posted by on
Someone requested a simplified version of the argument contained in an earlier post. Well, here it is:
P1. An omniscient being exists and knows all of past, present and future beyond confusion or doubt.P2. Free will exists as the ability to make a choice.
Since a choice is a decision that leads to at least two different sets of consequences, existence of freewill and exercising of choice means that the world has at least one point where the future is not uniquely known. Thus if P2 is true, P1 has to be wrong: The omniscient being must be having some ambiguity or lack of knowledge of past, present or future… contradicting omniscience itself.