Going beyond the infinite — 8 Comments

  1. “[Footnote here – It takes infinite power to travel in time, but it takes more to travel further?  More than infinity?]”

    Infinity is simple(ish) to understand. More than infinity takes a little effort. Here’s a youtube video to help you on your way. I’m still trying to get my head round it. Enjoy.

    • Nah!  You’re taking the easy way out.  There is a natural tendency to think of infinity in terms of numbers because that is what we are used to.  Infinity transcends all numbering systems and literally cannot be defined.  The old paradox of Infinity + 1 is an example.  That’s is trying to rationalise one system using another.  Infinity is just that – it is infinite.  It has no size or dimension so nothing can be bigger than it, seeing as “bigger” implies dimensions.

      How long is the edge of the ring on my finger?  The natural response is to measure its circumference which is converting the problem to a known mathematical formula.  The actual answer is that the edge is infinite, as you can keep moving along it until hell freezes over – you can never reach the end because there is no end.

      It’s easy really.

  2. What I want to know is if there was a Big Bang and the universe is expanding, what is it expanding into? What is beyond the edge of the universe? Where did the big bang happen?

    • At the Big Bang everything was infinitesimally small. So the answer to “Where did the Big Bang happen?” is the title of a Beatles song: “Here, There and Everywhere”.

      My head hurts. 🙁

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