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 Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...The Space and Astronomy Agora A Finite Point Is Not Actually Finite On An Infinite Timeline Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response ToPosted by Mike Banks on July 9, 2001 22:26:55 UTC

The only possible way for a finite point to actually be finite on an infinite timeline, is if the timeline started somewhere.

"If you keep adding 1+1+1+... infinite times, then the result is defined or called infinity."

There will be no result. And the problem is, you can never start to add 1+1+1... because there is no beginning. If there is no beginning to start at, then how can you reach any point on the timeline? To start anywhere on this infinite line of addition, you would have to start somewhere along it by "skipping" an infinite past of previous events. But then this would suggest that time caused itself; that time existed forever but at some point in time it created time.

I understand why you don't see what I'm saying because I'm not really explaining it that well. Give me a little while to find a better way to explain. It's not the easiest issue to debate :)

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