Polkinghorne argues that we are confronted today with a vociferous fundamentalism which manifests itself in either a totally omnicompetent
science or an infallibly omniscient religion.
He said the council was looking for an "omnicompetent
warden" and that it works elsewhere.
Archival documents reveal an omnicompetent
ruler directly, and conscientiously, engaged in the management of all aspects of government: In short, he, not Henry VII, was England's first "bureaucrat-king" (76).
"We have on the one hand a desperate need; hunger, sickness, and the dread of war," Lewis noted, and "we have, on the other, the conception of something that might meet it: omnicompetent
Chapter eleven regards cybernetics as omnicompetent
, if not omniscient and omnipotent: "ultimately" it could "show us how to govern the evolution of life and the universe," including fully conscious AI (pp.
The Victorian sage achieves this aim chiefly by functioning as a master interpreter, an omnicompetent
understanding eye that can successfully read a world full of "mysteriously encoded" signs illegible to others (Landow, Elegant 45).
he is omnicompetent
, remote from effective check by courts or even
Theocracy or an aggressive version of an established religion has its defects, but these are not remedied by dogmatic versions of religious unbelief or an omnicompetent
laicist state--which excludes religion entirely.
As Tushnet would understand "dual sovereignty" or Two Kingdoms, religion is omnicompetent
in its field and government is omnicompetent
in its field, and again, "never the twain shall meet." What Tushnet fails to realize is that in classical Two Kingdoms theory, the ruler was a Christian who bore the mantle of government wisely, justly, and out of a desire to mutually benefit the church and the state.
They may sue state instrumentalities (179) and, by bringing lawsuits against private parties, increasingly function as an omnicompetent
2011) (Posner, J., dissenting from denial of rehearing en banc) ("A few judges may think that Congress is omnicompetent
; more pretend to think that--what they really think being that literal interpretation of statutes is necessary to save the nation from judicial tyranny." (emphasis omitted)).