RE: The Big Bang

Greg Butler (
Tue, 4 Nov 1997 14:14:42 -0500

On Tuesday, November 04, 1997 8:54 AM, Anders Sandberg
[] wrote:
> No. The amount of radiation you get from a star decreases with the
> square of the distance. But the number of stars grows with the square
> of the distance, so the total radiation from a given distance is
> approximately constant.

I don't understand how one can compare one infinite number with another
(such as an infinite volume of space and an infinite number of stars). If
there is an infinite space per star, it seems possible that it won't get
filled. One infinite amount does not necessarily equal another. For
instance, how big is an infinite amount of space squared? Is it bigger
than a "regular" infinite amount?