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Originally posted by I_s_i_s
Please, he wasnt a mathematician!
There's a good boy.
Originally posted by ferretman2
When thinking about 'time', one has to remember that 'time' is a man made unit....therefore man created infinity. In reality maybe the universe had always exisited.
Originally posted by Frosty
Originally posted by I_s_i_s
Please, he wasnt a mathematician!
I hope this is a joke, if not, stop bogarting. Einstein was a tremendous mathematician, his vast understanding of math is what allowed him to develop S&GR.
but there is another way we can group these numbers in the series:
S = 1 + (-1 +1) + (-1 +1) + (-1 + 1) + ........... and so on
In this case S = 1 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + ......... and so on
therefore S = 1
Originally posted by dAlen
Ok. if infinity doesnt exist. Let me ask this. What is on the other side of infinity.
In other words, if there is a boundry then something is taking up space to stop it.
What is outside of the infinity box?
Peace from Hungary
dalen
Originally posted by ferretman2
When thinking about 'time', one has to remember that 'time' is a man made unit....therefore man created infinity. In reality maybe the universe had always exisited.
IMO I believe the answer is waaaaaaaaaaay to adavanced for us to even begin to understand the makings of the universe.
Originally posted by av8or
IMHO, Infinity exist because of our lack of understanding of our universe. Put it this way. We couldn't explain how certain things in this world worked, so what did we do? ooh gee, why don't we invent a mystical god who can do anything, that will explain it and put everything to bed. Same concept here. We can't seem to grasp to concept of infinite because we naturally like to visualise things in a finite manner. It's out nature and there's nothing we can do about it. Same concept about God applies here. We can't really explain it very well, so lets just put a lid on it and call it infinite either that or just we couldn't be stuffed counting any further :p
Originally posted by I_s_i_s
Here's an interesting puzzle on infinities.
Lets say that there is a hotel with an infinite number of rooms. You arrive late one night and ask the front desk clerk if they have a vacancy. He replies that every room is occupied, however, he can arrange for you to get one. But how, you wonder, if there is no vacancy?
There are many variations of this puzzle, some get pretty complex. It involves jumping from prime numbers and such.
Originally posted by ahnikah
Hehe, that's kind of reminiscent of "Hotel California" for some reason
But that's a good example of the paradox, I have to agree
Originally posted by albie
?
Clearly infinity does not exist. It's impossible. Scientists won't tell you that because it would negate everything they know.
Reality is impossible. Surely I don't have to tell you that? Things don't pop into existence from nothing. And things don't exist infinitely, otherwise all existence and experience would have no actual space to exist in the impossible infinite time line. If we had always existed, we would all be gods by now. Although we wouldn't, if you see what I mean, because you could always set back the time of being born, say, another billion years, etc.
It's elementary.
[edit on 11-2-2006 by albie]
Originally posted by I_s_i_s
Here's an interesting puzzle on infinities.
Lets say that there is a hotel with an infinite number of rooms. You arrive late one night and ask the front desk clerk if they have a vacancy. He replies that every room is occupied, however, he can arrange for you to get one. But how, you wonder, if there is no vacancy?
There are many variations of this puzzle, some get pretty complex. It involves jumping from prime numbers and such.
Originally posted by Briggs
Originally posted by I_s_i_s
Here's an interesting puzzle on infinities.
Lets say that there is a hotel with an infinite number of rooms. You arrive late one night and ask the front desk clerk if they have a vacancy. He replies that every room is occupied, however, he can arrange for you to get one. But how, you wonder, if there is no vacancy?
There are many variations of this puzzle, some get pretty complex. It involves jumping from prime numbers and such.
Sounds like the Cat in the Box theory- is it dead /alive /or doesnt exist ?.
Originally posted by I_s_i_s
Here's an interesting puzzle on infinities.
Lets say that there is a hotel with an infinite number of rooms. You arrive late one night and ask the front desk clerk if they have a vacancy. He replies that every room is occupied, however, he can arrange for you to get one. But how, you wonder, if there is no vacancy?
There are many variations of this puzzle, some get pretty complex. It involves jumping from prime numbers and such.