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Mark Southerland

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Infinity exists regardless of mankind's ability to conceptualize it.

Thought experiment:

Let's say we figuratively put everything in existence into a box. In order for that box to take shape as a 6 sided construct, we have essentially created boundaries to what is inside the box and what is outside the box.

What is outside the box is the continuation of infinity whether it be infinite solid, space or matter interspersed with space.

Infinity therefore cannot be bounded and cannot be measured. No limit exists as well as no point of origin. Infinity has always been infinite.

Now due to the universal truth that is infinity and I say that to mean that we can always trust infinity to be the quality of infinite, we can then know that infinity is a quality that can be applicable to an infinite number of qualities.

Infinitely large
Infinitely small
Infinite time
Infinite space
Infinite matter
Infinite levels of intelligence or life forms
Infinite forms of energy
On and on because infinity has room for everything.

Infinity has its concept and function in mathematics, but I think infinity proves itself to exist in the physical realm as well.

If infinity is limited, then educate me on the word that is that which is beyond infinity. If this is so, then our definition of infinity is incorrect.

Thank you

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  • May 4 2013: If this universe, and lets suppose all those outside ours, is infinite, wouldn't it take an infinite mind to understand it?
    i Understand the God solution to this problem,(i.e. only God could pull this off) but other than that i think this leaves us out from ever understanding infinity..We should be honest about what we don't know as well as what is unknowable So unless you are God please don't tell me what infinity is.
    • May 4 2013: I think there may be a difference between understanding something and contemplating something. Man contemplated space travel before man understood how to make it happen.
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      • May 4 2013: But the mind is not infinite.Imagination is not infinite since i can not understand infinity.
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          May 12 2013: Unless you know where infinity starts and stops, how can you assert that the mind is not infinite? Where does the mind start? Where does it end? Where is the limite of imagination?

          I'm assuming that mind starts with self-awarness and continues as long as there is a mind to assume anything.

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