Originally posted by xXxinfidelxXx
reply to post by NorEaster
Infinity describes anything that cannot be quantified or valued at the current time. Yes, it is used as a placeholder term, but that does not give any
more relevance to the OP, who assumes, from what I can gather, that nothing is unquantifiable.
I said "unknowable" - not "unquantifiable". These are two extremely dissimilar terms that represent two very dissimilar notions. Counting something
isn't the same as understanding something. I think that we should be able to agree on that.
I honestly think that as human beings, there are some things that are just beyond our intellectual capability, which the OP refuses to
acknowledge. Come to think of it, all the OP seems to be interested in doing as trash-talking anyone who disagrees with them. Just thought I would
mention, as well, that Calculus is not theoretical, but was invented to solve problems which algebra could not. You guys can debate me all day long,
but I take the words of Sir Isaac Newton(possibly one of the brilliant scientists to have ever lived) over anyone on this website any day of the week.
I honestly could not explain what Newton says better than he can, so I would also relegate for anyone on the side of the OP to read some of his
brilliant works before dismissing what I say as a "because I said so" argument. Also, university professors will fail an entire essay simply because
Wikipedia is in the bibliography, so I would be more careful about your sources if I were you. I'm not saying you're 100% wrong, I am merely saying
that there are better websites out there for information like this (NSF.gov or Science.gc.ca being the best two I can gather off the top of my head).
Contrary to what the OP may think, I am not just pulling this out of my rear.
edit on 14/12/2012 by xXxinfidelxXx because: grammar
I disagree that the basics of physical reality are beyond our capacity to understand. I disagree because I've logically proven that the basics of
physical reality can be known and described, and I've already published two editions of that effort. In fact, I'm working on a third, since actually
explaining it in a manner that is accessible to the lay reader has proven to be more difficult than understanding it.
The minute specifics of progressive development can't be completely known, but that's due to the overwhelming range and complexity of progressive
ramification as impacted by uncountable layers of contextual precedence within unimaginable varieties of reality sub-confines that are littered
throughout the whole of physical reality. The truth is that the minute specifics of progressive development aren't all that important to know, because
they're brought into existence as a direct result of the same primordial drivers that pull every development forward. All you really need to know is
what's moving everything and the primordial qualifiers that steer what's moving.
Like I told one other poster, this is a cute video presentation that challenges the notion of Infinity as being an actual physical quality or
quantity. It's not a dissertation. Maybe I should be flattered that you're insisting that I present a peer-reviewed music video (with academically
approved reference footnotes)
that I've set to two unique forms of poetic performance (traditional pulpit preaching and faux-swamp rap)
but maybe it's more appropriate for you to lighten up a touch. Seriously. Did you really think that a 14 minute video was going to satisfy a phd
Besides, no one in academia believes that Infinity is a real physical reality. They all know better. Like I said in the video..
So, infinity? Why infinity?
Hell, it’s not like folks agree
that it’s something that they believe
But that’s the point
because you see,
it’s this split, it’s this divide
in a world that’s choosing sides,
where belief in the infinite
can tag you as faithful,
or hopeful and prayerful
or full of contempt for
those who, unlike you,
claim nothing is forever,
and then look down their noses
at you and your gods and
I just need you to know
exactly where I stand.
‘cause what I have right here is
nothing like you think it is
The belief in Infinity as a real physical property divides the whole of thinking people into two very distinct groups in the modern world. And that
was the point of the video clip, since what I have could easily be mistaken by serious thinkers for just another load of mystical, spiritual
philosophical blather, and I figure that this should make it clear that it's not. At least to a potential publisher, since a link to this would be a
part of any proposal. Just trying to prevent anyone from wasting their time with me.
edit on 12/15/2012 by NorEaster because: (no reason given)