a reply to: Unity_99
False, infinite does not mean everything, it's a theoretical numerical value. It applies only to that which it is assigned to. Even if we assume
there is a multiverse, that it is indeed infinite in number is itself a theoretical assumption.
A line that stretches off into one direction infinitely is a perfectly normal theoretical concept which exists in the theoretical world from which the
term infinity comes. Something can easily be both infinite and limited. All infinite means is that a certain aspect of something, often singular in
form exists with a never ending number of permutations.
The reason you can have infinite drawings with infinite paper and infinite blue and green crayons, and infinite time, is because the amount of
permutations by which that paper can be drawn upon is beyond the scope of counting for man. One could suppose that given infinite time, that yes, you
will eventually have every picture possible with those limitations, but then again, even if we assume that there were no limits to what could be
applied to every multiverse, then even still you could count for every possibility and it would not be a true infinite.
That said, there is zero good plausible reason to assume that, in having a multiverse, that there are no limitations which apply to the multiverse.
That there is no underlying physics to reality that binds us all. To assume that just because there is a multiverse that it in turn means that
everything exists somewhere.
There's two different things, conceptual reality and reality. What's truly possible is that which conforms to what is fact as defined by reality,
which exists outside our skewed perceptions and limited knowledge, it is what is, what's true and what is fact. We can attempt to deny reality, we
can think things about reality that are not true, and we can go about our entire lives completely thinking the wrong things about reality. In fact, I
would argue, that none of us are truly so enlightened that we know and can truly perceive true reality as true reality exists no matter what we
ourselves may personally, think, feel or observe. It's greater than our flawed being, it's what simply is.
Conceptual reality is what we flawed beings, forever lacking in the capability for omniscience, are limited to. As ultimate knowledge of true reality
is too grand in scope for us to truly know. In conceptual reality, anything seems to be possible, because we in our failed ability to truly know true
reality, do not know what the true limitations of existence truly are. Therefore we can make up any multiverse we wish and claim we believe it to be
possible. In theoretical thought, any number of universes are plausible, since, lacking true knowledge of reality and it's limitations, we do not
know what is not in truth impossible.
In life we need to, based on observations and experience decide for ourselves, a bit of what is reality, at least, what seems most plausible based on
our observations, for without doing so, we cannot act, for every move, every action we take involves us reacting to reality in ways where we trust
what we have learned and observed about reality.
In fact that's what science is really, the study of reality, the attempt to create an understanding of reality that is more accurate and more prone
to satisfactory predictions for success.
So when you say the universe is infinite, when you say any numbers of universes in the multiverse are possible, and that every imaginable universe
must exist, know you are speaking at a theoretical level, because reality, true reality, doesn't give a crap about anything nor our limited ability
to truly perceive it. It exists period, irregardless of ourselves.