posted on Jun, 13 2004 @ 09:28 AM
Originally posted by I See You
How can something go on without an end? And if it does end....what is there a wall? What's on the other side of the wall.
I love the duality you just described...we as humans can't comprehend the idea of the universe being infinite, yet at the same time we can't
comprehend it being finite!
All we can do is theorize on the makeup of the universe - even if it is infinite, there's a limit to how far we can see - unless the universe is
infinite in time, as well. Of couse, what exactly is the "universe?" There are so many unknowns - black holes, dark matter, etc. Until we
understand these we won't be able to understand how the universe was created, what mechanisms are shaping it, or what it's destiny is.
Now, as to comprehending infinitude, mathematics deals with infinite structures regularly. A dimension is infinite, as is a line or a plane. We just
can't grasp infinitude as we have no practical examples of it. There's no way we can look at something and say, oh, that's infinite. You can't
use a meter stick to measure infinity. Just one of the limitations of the body - thankfully the mind is not restricted by such limitations, we are
free to ponder infinitude to our heart's content.
[edit on 6/13/2004 by PurdueNuc]