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Originally posted by AuirOverrun
Both Infinity and zero do not physically exist. There is nothing that goes on forever, and zero is the term we give to the absence of quantity. It can't be there because the reason it is is because there isn't anything there. If you think about it, it's like the darkness. Light rays allow us to see, however when the light rays are gone there is darkness. But there are no Dark rays, meaning the darkness isn't actually there. So you're trying to compare and relate two things that don't even exist.
However, mathematically speaking, Zero DOES exist, and infinity again does not. Say i had a bag of apples (let's call this bag A) and you had a bag of apples (B) now, in A there are five apples. In B, zero. If you give me all the apples in your bag you have given me zero apples. If x is the apples in your bag and y the apples in mine, x+y=y. If i asked you how many apples you had, your answer would be zero.edit on 29-8-2011 by AuirOverrun because: (no reason given)edit on 29-8-2011 by AuirOverrun because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Smack
reply to post by milkyway12
All major areas of study are philosophies. www.merriam-webster.com... Its Greek interpretation is "Love of Wisdom". A PhD is a doctorate in philosophy. I only say this because you seemed a bit confused on this in your post.
Mathematics is - simply - a set of ordered, symbolic languages -- tools to aid in solving problems. There are many tools in the Math toolbox. Physics is not Math - physics uses tools from the math toolbox.
Originally posted by kbriggss
If you believe in infinity you must believe anything that can be measured exists in infinity.
Time = Never started or will never end
Size = you can not achieve the smallest or biggest particle
Temperature = there is no coldest or hottest temperature
Can you think of any other measurements that fall into this way of thinking
Maybe speed? That one is always related to perception of where you measure from but in infinity everything is moving and will never attain non movement. You may feel still but the planet is moving, as is our solar system and the viewable universe we are within.
Can you think of any more?