# Re: accelerating universe and Leslie constraints/What's..

Ross A. Finlayson (RAF@tomco.net)
Sat, 27 Mar 1999 22:33:39 -0500

Infinity is a tricky concept to handle. We can visualize infinity mathematically, but there is no infinite quantity of anything or else it would be everywhere.

lim 1/oo=0

The term "lim" means the limit approximation, "oo" is the infinity symbol.

Here is a reference to the CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics about infinity:

This referenced page is talking about scalar infinity, that is, infinity in terms of the rest of the numbers, and in one dimension. There are multiple dimensions, so considering infinity in terms of multiple dimensions is exponentially more confusing. I don't fully understand infinity in multiple or an infinite number of dimensions.

> Can there be an infinite space? Can there be an infinite time? Can there *be*
> an infinite anything? I lean toward no. (Despite my utter lack of scientific
> credentials)
>
> To exist is to have a particular identity (This has been put as "Existence is
> Identity"). So, to have identity is to be a *particular* thing. And to be a
> *particular* thing is also to not be anything else. So, to be is to be
> something and not anything else.
>

I would say that, among other things, it isn't the emotions and spiritual content of humanity, but a hard-core atheist might counter that those are simply complex biochemical reactions.

http://www.dejanews.com/[ST_rn=qs]/qs.xp?QRY=%7Eg+sci.math.moderated&OP=dnquery.xp&ST=QS&DBS=2

The Identity Expression Statement is about mathematical identities and numerology, not personal identity, which makes us each individuals.

Ross F.

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