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Originally posted by Sly1one
ok change the hypothetical to help you get the point...you see a circle on the floor...where does it begin and where does it end? to answer that you HAVE to assume...OR make something up out of thin air...like starting and ending points.
Where does the universe start or end? no one knows and even the theories are all doing the same thing...assuming or making stuff up out of thin air.
pick any two points and within those points is an infinite distance. Does no one read Plato? or is he just some hack?
I can see how LINEAR infinity can be a simple illusion but a circular infinity is both finite and infinite...you can circle the globe infinitely but there is not an infinite amount of mass...In this analogy distance is infinite and mass is finite. I would imagine the universe to be similar. But maybe that's just because I see things in fractals..
edit on 13-12-2012 by Sly1one because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by xXxinfidelxXx
reply to post by TheSubversiveOne
Nice try. Just so you know, oversimplifying things so that they make sense to our meager human intellect does not qualify as disproving anything. Arrogance never solves anything. You must ask yourself, who are we going to believe: scores of theoretical physicists and mathematicians, with oodles of proofs and peer-reviewed equations behind them, or you, with your arrogant bantering (with neither of the above in your favour btw)? You lose.
Originally posted by ShaeTheShaman
you really just tried to debunk infinity??? im done with this site... bye
Originally posted by ShotGunRum
What about pi
Originally posted by dominicus
Where's your logic in art, in selflessness, in abstract conceptual thought, in a vast array of branches of existence. Logic itself will deduce that logic is limited. Let's not bring limited modes of thought to try and fathom and put limits on the unfathomable and unlimited. (Like bringing a squirt gun to an atomic war).
Originally posted by jimmyx
the fact that humans can understand the term "infinity" WITHOUT having to explain it, means that it exists, at least that is my interpretation of it.
Originally posted by DJMSN
reply to post by NorEaster
Well another video post...I must say at least you gave a somewhat enlighting description. I must say you can see infinity right here on ATS the neverending "Doom and Gloom" post and 2012 post over and over so me thinks you have failed because they will go on forever even after the end of the world with the never failing it was all a computer program "matrix" threads.
Originally posted by AnonyWarp
Im ashamed, by the low quality of threads like this one.
Seriously, OP, your pathetic tentative of attention-grabbing "look at me, look at me, im debunking the infinite"
is ...well...you know...absurd..
Before trying to debunk something you apparently have no knowledge about, take a moment to think and question yourself "do i really understand my own thread ?"
Thank you for reading