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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 5 2013: Of course mathematics can not define reality - and irrational numbers like pi and phi prove this point exactly. In mathematics, those ratios go on and never end. In nature, they are whole.
    Kind of like the way calculus and digital audio approximate a wave form by slicing them into many small slices - but never truly take the shape of the wave.
    Reality will always be much larger than a few formulas on a page.
    As for Schrodinger's cat having 18 half-lives - that's a good one!
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        May 12 2013: That symbol always bugged me. It looks more like a closed loop.

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