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Unformatted text preview: If God knows any given truth about the future, then any potential for that truth to be untrue would be a potential for God to be mistaken about it. Third Assumption: It is impossible for God to be mistaken about anything. Conclusion: If God knows everything, then the whole future is fixed and unalterable. Although the argument is well developed, contemplated and plausible, it is inevitably invalid and unsound. The assumption that makes this argument unsound is the second assumption because if the future turns out another way then the way God thinks and knows in advance, it would entail that God would be mistaken. In the conclusion that Conee presents for the argument it does not claim or declare any type of fatalism, thus making it invalid for this argument and concept. Trying to obtain fatalism from this argument/conclusion would require the theory that an omniscient God does exist....
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course PHI 107 taught by Professor Ling during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Cortland.
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