• # Thread: Space cannot be infinite

1. ## Space cannot be infinite

 Space cannot be infinite because then there would be an infinity of solar system, meaning an infinity of planets resulting in an infinity of peoples. There cannot be an infinite of peoples because there cannot be an infinity of spirits. Infinity is not a number. It just never stop going but that is impossible. Only numbers go to infinity but most numbers will never be used since they go to infinity meaning that trillions of trillions of trillions of number will not be used. Actually, what I just said is wrong. infinity doesn't represent a large number. An infinity of numbers will never be used. That's the actual statement. And time might be infinite too. Its sorta hard to explain though..

2.  Originally Posted by SleepyCookieDough Space cannot be infinite because then there would be an infinity of solar system, meaning an infinity of planets resulting in an infinity of peoples. There cannot be an infinite of peoples because there cannot be an infinity of spirits. Why can't there be an infinite number of people? How do we know spirits exist? That's not valid. Infinity is not a number. It just never stops going but that is impossible. It's not a number. However, it can be used as a limit, or lack thereof. Why is it impossible that it doesn;t stop going? Just because it's impossible to picture, doesn't mean that it's impossible. Maybe we just can't percieve it. We can't percieve a 4D cube (tesseract) because we are 3D objects, but that doesn't mean that it's impossible. It's a bit ignorant to say that. Only numbers go to infinity but most numbers will never be used since they go to infinity meaning that trillions of trillions of trillions of number will not be used. Actually, what I just said is wrong. infinity doesn't represent a large number. An infinity of numbers will never be used. That's the actual statement. And time might be infinite too. Its sorta hard to explain though.. Time isn't infinite: Time is part of space. We percieve time as a linear movement of events. However, that's not true, but it does make sense for what we use it for, like what "time" we have to be at a place. It works.

3.  Space can be infinite, but there can only be finite amount of matter. Therefore there is a finite amount of solar systems and a finite amount of people. Personally i think space is big. Really big. You just wouldn't believe how vastly, hugely, mindboggelingly big it is... And so on...

4.  Why can't there be an infinite amount of matter? You people need to have backup and explanations for your statements.

5.  Space cannot be infinite because then there would be an infinity of solar system, meaning an infinity of planets resulting in an infinity of peoples. There cannot be an infinite of peoples because there cannot be an infinity of spirits. Although you phrased it like one, this is not a coherent logical deduction. You need to explain why there cannot be an infinity of 'spirits'.

6.  Originally Posted by Sound Personally i think space is big. Really big. You just wouldn't believe how vastly, hugely, mindboggelingly big it is... And so on... lol Also... "who are you" to say that there are spirits, or how many there can be? Besides, why couldn't there be an infinite amount of space, but a limited amount of matter.

7.  Originally Posted by Xei Although you phrased it like one, this is not a coherent logical deduction. You need to explain why there cannot be an infinity of 'spirits'. Originally Posted by Bonsay lol Also... "who are you" to say that there are spirits, or how many there can be? Besides, why couldn't there be an infinite amount of space, but a limited amount of matter. As I have said before.

8.  Thanks.

9.  Of course.

10.  Originally Posted by SleepyCookieDough Space cannot be infinite because then there would be an infinity of solar system There is no evidence to suggest that endless space requires and endless amount of matter/energy. Your argument is void because of that alone. Is it not possible for a fixed amount of matter to exist, and endless space to extend beyond it?

11.  To be honest we just need somebody who knows something about General Relativity. I have a feeling that space itself is finite and expanding, but I'm not sure.

12.  I know about General Relativity. I've been reading Stephen Hawking's book A Breifer History of Time. I believe that space is finite, but is eternally expanding.

13.  I've read it too, but there is a distinction between an expanding universe and expanding space... can you get a quote?

14.  In a little, I put it down a few weeks ago, haven't had a chance to pick it up again. I'll try to get one later.

15.  I think that the universe loops around, so if you go into one direction you'll come back to the same spot. Well, I actually just don't comprehend an edge of the universe and this would make sense. It's also one of the theories - that it's bent through another dimension. It would make the universe be a whole entity, but what do I know...

16.  I thought astrophysics already had covered this The universe is not infinite, it is expanding in all directions, including already existing space (The expanding balloon analogy). The observable Universe is 93 billion light years in diameter. Two pictures: These are the biggest structures of the Universe: Superclusters, each supercluster contains up to thousands of galaxies. You might also want to read on matter in the univers Obviously there are no infinite amount of matter in the Universe, if the Universe was infinite in its space heath death would be the case, and we would not exist.

17.  Originally Posted by Xei I've read it too, but there is a distinction between an expanding universe and expanding space... can you get a quote? Exellenct artile on wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_expansion_of_space This illustration illustrates it pretty well.

18.  Strangematter.

19.  Please correct the word I'm about to use if it's improper (and most likely is). My husband thinks the universe is like a modius (????) loop- similar to the symbol for infinity which is used in conveyor belts. He thinks it just loops about itself but at the same time is constantly expanding. I have no idea what he's talking about lol, but it seems to make "sense". I don't believe in spirits (as in ghosts) but I do believe in God, Satan, Angels and Demons- and even though I have no logic to back it up and it's not supported by my religious beliefs, I personally feel that such spiritual creatures live in a separate plane of reality that at times overlaps with our own. Perhaps they even influence such overlaps. All of this stuff is way over my head though and I get sick just trying to make sense of it all lol, so I tend to not dwell too deeply on it (space, time, direction is something my brain has a hard time processing. If I try to picture a map in my mind to try to figure out where I'm going or have been I literally become dizzy because the map refuses to stablize.)

20.  Originally Posted by Zhaylin modius Mobius. And I think it's supposed to have the two dots over the O, but I can't be bothered to open up the character map to find them.

21.  That argument does make any sense lol the casiopaeans explain about the universe much better thank-you very much

22.  Originally Posted by Sound Space can be infinite, but there can only be finite amount of matter. Everything is matter... Originally Posted by Mark75 Mobius. And I think it's supposed to have the two dots over the O, but I can't be bothered to open up the character map to find them. Like a Möbius band? The universe is like that ???

23.  Thank you! That's what it is. But I don't know why I said anything at all seeing how none of this makes much sense to me any how

25.  Originally Posted by SleepyCookieDough Space cannot be infinite because then there would be an infinity of solar system Not necessarily. Space could be infinite and have nothing more than our known universe. meaning an infinity of planets resulting in an infinity of peoples. There cannot be an infinite of peoples because there cannot be an infinity of spirits. ... To avoid the flames, I'll keep it short: religion is not logic, and religion is not logical. Don't use spirits in logical reasoning, or the result will not be true. Infinity is not a number. It depends on how you define it. If you define it as just an arbitrarily large number, it is not a number. If you define it as larger than any real number, and not having any number greater than it, then infinity is a number. It just never stop going but that is impossible. Impossible in the real field. The definition of virtual is: that which would be real, if it existed. Only numbers go to infinity Of course, because infinity is a number. You can't say "only flowers are flowers" and use it as argument. Mathematics is a model for understanding the universe. but most numbers will never be used since they go to infinity meaning that trillions of trillions of trillions of number will not be used. Actually, what I just said is wrong. infinity doesn't represent a large number. An infinity of numbers will never be used. That's the actual statement. And time might be infinite too. Yup, you were right this time. Matter is: time is not only infinite in the direction of the future, but also in the direction of the past. Its sorta hard to explain though.. Indeed. --------- I didn't use any cosmo- or quantum-physics because I don't think those sciences are advanced enough, and also because they don't (yet) deal with other hypothetical or virtual realities. But they do provide you with a great deal of explanations, in case you're interested.

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