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To Yanniru About Infinite

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Posted by Mike Banks on July 5, 2001 06:42:00 UTC

In a previous thread, you said:
"With infinity it is immpossible to start at the beginning. There is no beginning. You are making an assumption that there is a beginning and then invoking infinity. You cannot do that. The two are
mutually exclusive. There is no way to start at the beginning of infinity."

This is the point I was trying to make, maybe I should have been clearer. Obviously, if time is infinite in duration, you cannot have a beginning. I was just trying to show that there must have been a creation and time is not infinite.

If time is infinite, then not starting at the beginning would be impossible. Imagine a chain of infinite length(representing time). The links represent events in time. If you just start somewhere along the chain, then the present can come into existance. But you have to have a beginning in time because this infinite chain will always have links before the place you started. Time had to have begun at some time.

As I've said before, if time is infinite, then every moment that passes right now, an infinite(never ending, or never will be reached) amount of time has passed before it, basically saying this even in time will never be reached.

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