The omnipotence paradox
Philosophers from Aristotle to Descarte asked the question "Can God create a cow femur bone so huge that Tyler can't lift it?"
Language and omnipotence
The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein is often interpreted as arguing that language is not up to the task of describing the kind of power an omnipotent being would have. In his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus he stays generally within the realm of logical positivism, until claim 6.4, but at 6.41 and following the succeeding propositions argue that ethics and several other issues are "transcendental" subjects which we cannot examine with language. Wittgenstein also mentions the will, life after death, and God; arguing that "When the answer cannot be put into words, neither can the question be put into words". [the omnipotence paradox]
Rusty learned the answer empirically when he brought home this monster bone from the store. "Take it!" he shouted to Tyler. But Tyler only looked frightened at the awesome thing. It was too big for him to take.
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Rusty set the bone down on the deck for his faithful German Shepherd.

Later that night Tyler dragged it by its end down the steps and across the yard to his special chewing spot.

But he never did lift it. The great philosophical question had been answered. Yes, God could create a bone so big Tyler couldn't lift it.
 

Bobcat practices dog training
Bobcat took a laid back approach to dog training. Calm & assertive was his motto.
More adventures of Tyler the Wonder Dog...

Tyler: 2009 HOME | Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Magic Hat | 5 | 6 | Car Journey | Tractor walk | Busted!| Igloo
Last puppy class | Tyler's great bone | Tyler's toys | Sit & Stay | omnipotence paradox | Down | Scooter
Exploring Oakdale | Grass | Storm roof | Fruitless | North! | Halloween| Prey Drive | Groceries | Ribier
Tyler's hero | Non-dominance training | Training Rusty | Sunshine | 6 miles | Graduation | Warrior |Cat
Training works | Costco poop! | Broken Heart | Bobcat
Tyler: 2010 adventures