Originally posted by BaronVonGodzilla
...That is what infinite means.
If our universe is infinite, which most people think it is, and growing, which most people think it is, and will never stop, which most people think
it wont, and there are infinite universes, which science recently said there could be, then that is what infinite means Somewhere in one of those
universes, Pac-Man is real.
Wrapping your mind around infinity is impossible. But that is what it means.
Infinite monkeys + infinite typewriters + infinite ribbons + infinite paper = infinite Shakespeare.
Infinity is unbelievably huge.
You're right -- And I, too, cited the "Infinite Monkey Theorem".
I think many people posting here against the OP's assertion are getting too caught up on the OP's words when he said "if you imagine it, it will
-- as if our imagination is creating
That is not what is being proposed here. What is being proposed is that give an infinite number of universes, infinite possible outcomes have
happened for an infinite number of given situations...
So there is a universe where the Roman Empire never fell, and humans never entered the dark ages and are thus much more far advanced than we are...or
a universe where supines (pigs) instead of primates evolved into the dominant species on Earth...or a universe where Earth never formed at all, so we
don't exist...or, as suggested by BaronVonGodzilla and I, a universe where a monkey HAS IN FACT written a Shakespeare play by randomly hitting a
We don't need to be around to imagine these things for them to exist. If there are an infinite number of universes, then these things exist whether
we imagine them or not.
[edit on 10/22/2009 by Soylent Green Is People]