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Are we able to wrap our mind around infinity?

Infinity. It’s a puzzling concept. Is it real, or a mathematical fiction?
Aristotle believed infinity could only be potential, never actual. To speak of an actual infinity, he argued, is to fall into logical contradiction: “The infinite turns out to be the contrary of what it is said to be,” Aristotle wrote in the Physics. “It is not what has nothing outside it that is infinite, but what always has something outside it.”

Topics: Infinity

Closing Statement from Mohammad Mohammadipour

Dear All
Thanks for your comments;
And, last but not the least:
Arisen to voiceless unattainable peaks
I meet no end, for all is boundless He,
An absolute Joy the wide-winged spirit seeks,
A Might, a Presence, an Eternity.

In the inconscient dreadful dumb Abyss
Are heard the heart-beats of the Infinite.
The insensible midnight veils His trance of bliss,
A fathomless sealed astonishment of Light.

In His ray that dazzles our vision everywhere,
Our half-closed eyes seek fragments of the One:
Only the eyes of Immortality dare
To look unblinded on that living Sun.

Yet are our souls the Immortal's selves within,
Comrades and powers and children of the Unseen.

Sri Aurobindo(October 1939)
Best Regards.
Mohammad Mohammadipour

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  • May 21 2012: infinity is more than a concept...the singularity of a black hole is infinity...time has been stretching back for nearly 14 billionb years...thats a line of infinty,,,infinity is missing thats all,,it has to be the or the universe wouldnt be the same...just that no one can find it cause it goes on forever...one thing i believe though is if we dont know where it ends,,how do we know it doesnt.....thats just thinking out loud though...theres nothing to support either way
    • May 21 2012: Hello John
      I would like to invite you to take look at my conversations about unlimited space and time.
      • May 22 2012: would love to,,,
      • May 22 2012: where do i find them??
        • May 22 2012: Just click on my name above!
      • May 22 2012: sorry was typing reply as comments closed,,,so though id retype here...fist of all,,,nothing in the universe,,,is truly nothing,,,even empty space is something...our minds only understand the universe as required,,,in other words measurements relative to us....we cannot understand the proposed expiry date of the universe for example which is 1to the 100,,,thats 1and 100 zeros next to it,,,we cant understand it because we dont need to,,,if one day that became the price of bread,,we would adapt very quickly,,,according to accepted science the universe is expanding,,,but some particles and energy are not finite,,infact all mass and energy that are symmetrical have a conserved quantity,,that does not chance,,,that is proven,,and i could show you equation,,,but basically the reason it is conserved is because the laws of nature dont change,,,and without conserved quantity,,eventually one would outnumber another breaking the balance of the forces and youd have too much dark energy,,or too little gravity,,or might have too much energy,,,in chaotic frenzy...a better name for the universe is space time...both real,,existing,and supporting all...spacetime is the framework in which everything sits,,,gravity is caused by space time being stretched around mass creating a distortion or stretch artound the object that near by object fall into,,,unless they are havier then the opposite is true....the limits of space are predicted but unkown and unconfirmed,,,as with time...every time for example has a time before,,,even if there was no before,,that absence itself is time before time....all the forces are thought to have arisen from one during the big bang,,,and much could be said here,,but,its yet to be demonstrated accurately,,,and in time and some fine tuning it will be...as for the creator,,,your faith will find god not science...we could never understand or wrap our heads around god because god is beyond our comprehension...we only understand what is before us beyond we learn

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