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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on August 9, 2002 04:17:30 UTC

Luis wrote:
" Genuine infinity is a logical paradox."
There's probably no difference between
genuine infinity and fake infinity until they are both defined more precisely.

Luis wrote:
"I think a logical examination of infinity is perfectly in sync with Godel; while logic suggests infinity might be possible, an infinity would be impossible to prove logically. "

If you define infinity precisely in a way that proceeds to a paradox, then it is going to be hard to prove...I can't dispute that!

A useful definition of infinity could
stem from its apparent etymology...not finite...not countable. What makes a thing uncountable is having insufficient information.
The more information we have, the greater control we have over variables. The less information we have to establish ranges for our variables, the closer to infinity is the result of running the equation with our variables.
Does this make sense to Luis, whoever you are?


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