- Mark Southerland
- Indianapolis, IN
- United States

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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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## stephen thompson

My guess is that it exists whole somehow. But doesn't that somehow imply a "container"?

## Jacqueline d'Etienne

## stephen thompson

## Jacqueline d'Etienne

## Adriaan Braam 30+

There is this book I highly recommend

http://webhome.idirect.com/~abraam/documents/DLW.pdf

We are spirits in a body, and if we limit our thought to that body, we're not going to get anywhere.

This is part of what it says regarding that on page 1,

"The reason so many people do not grasp this is that they love what is earthly and are therefore reluctant to lift their thinking above it into spiritual light. People who are reluctant can think only spatially, even about God; and thinking spatially about God is thinking about the extended size of nature.

This premise is necessary because without a knowledge and some sense that Divinity is not in space, we cannot understand anything about the divine life that is love and wisdom, which are our present topic. This means there can be little if any understanding of divine providence, omnipresence, omniscience, omnipotence, infinity, and eternity, which are to be dealt with in sequence."

And then it goes on..

Edited, I hope it looks better now :)

## Jacqueline d'Etienne

## stephen thompson

I, a born iconoclast,has to ask, who is it that understands this and so gets to claim i don't..

The answer is a man with a pen.

My premise is that we can.t know, yours is that you already do.

My answer is you do not.

But i respect your right to be wrong.

## Adriaan Braam 30+

However, I think we are saying the very same thing.

"My premise is that we can.t know, yours is that you already do."

No, I'm also saying we can't know, because it is not in our realm. All this discussing the size and place of infinity is not going anywhere for the 'simple' reason that we don't know.

## stephen thompson

I'm glad we agree on what

is unknowable.

## Rollin Wildhorse 20+

∞ = the set of everything or the set of all sets.

(But What are these! Wikipedia has no clue!)

⧜ = incomplete infinity

⧝ = tie over infinity

⧞ = infinity negated with a vertical bar

They all (3) have UTF-8 codes; so they have to be important. Some mathematician had to think them up so they must be significant!

## John Moonstroller 30+

When you graph 1/x, we know that x cannot equal zero but we can get as close to zero as we want, right up next to it if we like. So we have a line that the function implies never touches the x axis, yet continues to exist on and on into an infinity of smaller and smaller numbers.

Crazy....