If the universe isn't infinite, when does it end?
If the universe isn't infinite, when does it end?
-Carefully taking sips from the Fire Hose of Knowledge
To further explain from a different angle.
We exist.. This is a mathematical fact. Whatever the odds of our existence, we exist. So no matter how great the odd, eventually we come around again to that 1 in whatever chance of something happening , happening.
I think it is like a Chinese yoyo that eventually expands wide enough to fall back on itself and out the other direction... Also as much as it lengthens in one direction also the other. Basically stretching, collapsing, then each end producing the opposite momentum.
I don't know why but when I think of infinity I picture a figure eight.
Yeah, even I don't know what that meant.
im fairly sure that there is a perceptual infinity, and im not talking about heaven
There is, of course, always the infinite proposed by, say, infinite divisibility or Zeno's paradox (i.e. any movement, before being completed, must reach fist it's halfway point, and before behing halfway it must go a quarter, and an eigth and a sixteenth, ad infinity). Essentially, things like time or space can be broken into infinitely smaller parts, not just infinitely bigger ones.
Another less grand example of infinite is two mirrors facing one another. Technically, isn't that an example of infinite? The image is repeated infinite times, though it is eventually becomes to small to see.
Still, it's true that infinity lacks a certain amount of logic as a purely mathematical concept.
Well, you can never reach infinity, or prove its existence. The potential for infinity is out there, but will never be realized, for obvious reasons.
The question is "Is anything infinite?" not "Is there infinity?". There is "infinity" as much as there is "dragon" as much as there is "1." But these things exists in the abstract dimension---utilized by man in his designation of language. We can designate "1" to many things but what things can we designate "infinite" to?
Time. I doubt there is ever an end to Time, even with the end of the physical universe. How "physical" is time? But then what about the relativity of time...
So, I think, the question is "Is absolute nothing possible"?