Does infinity exist?
I concede the concept but I can’t grasp it. Every time I think I am making progress I realize I am putting a limit on it just by thinking about it.
Does it really exist or is it just a figment of the imagination?
It is useful in certain scientific and mathematical computations. So is the square root of -1 and that is impossible. In case that gets you shaking your head, think about some laws of math. When you multiply two positive numbers the answer is always a positive number. When you multiply a negative number and a positive number the answer is negative. And example would be, if I am going into the hole one dollar a day then after five days I am five dollars in the hole. When you multiply a negative times a negative the answer is positive. I am not sure I can wrap my head around that with an example, but it is one of the rules of math. So if you take the square root of -1 and multiply it by the square root of -1, you end up with a positive one.
But it works in equations because you don’t need to really know what it is worth.
So, does infinity really exist? What does that say about the concept of the God of the Bible? If we can’t understand a concept like infinity how could be expect to understand a God Who is by definition, infinite. If you can’t explain infinity why should it bother you that you can’t explain God?
Something to think about to pass the time.
homo unius libri
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This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.
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Sunday, March 7, 2021
Opus 2021-106: Infinite Possibilities
Does infinity exist?