By never stopping.What is the finite amount that immediately precedes infinity?
Take that amount, add one. Is the result finite or infinite? Answer: Finite
OK, go to the next larger amount. Add one. Is the result finite or infinite? Answer: Finite
OK, go to the next larger amount. Add one. Is the result finite or infinite? Answer: Finite
OK, go to the next larger amount. Add one. Is the result finite or infinite? Answer: Finite
OK, go to the next larger amount. Add one. Is the result finite or infinite? Answer: Finite
OK, go to the next larger amount. Add one. Is the result finite or infinite? Answer: Finite
OK, go to the next larger amount. Add one. Is the result finite or infinite? Answer: Finite
OK, go to the next larger amount. Add one. Is the result finite or infinite? Answer: Finite
OK, go to the next larger amount. Add one. Is the result finite or infinite? Answer: Finite
OK, go to the next larger amount. Add one. Is the result finite or infinite? Answer: Finite
OK, go to the next larger amount. Add one. Is the result finite or infinite? Answer: Finite
OK, go to the next larger amount. Add one. Is the result finite or infinite? Answer: Finite
OK, go to the next larger amount. Add one. Is the result finite or infinite? Answer: Finite
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Please explain how this repetition gets you beyond a finite value.
Atheism requires as much faith as religion?
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“A sentient umbrella speaks” Since: Mar 11 52,717 Some stable somewhere 
#232296
Jul 11, 2014

“A sentient umbrella speaks” Since: Mar 11 52,717 Some stable somewhere 
#232297
Jul 11, 2014
No worries, I won't do anything until my job is secure. Uhm...so...how are you? 
“A sentient umbrella speaks” Since: Mar 11 52,717 Some stable somewhere 
#232298
Jul 11, 2014
Won't be for another 6 years or so. Tenure takes time...assuming I get off my lazy ass, leave topix and start publishing. 
Since: May 10 60,721 Location hidden 
#232299
Jul 11, 2014
You changed the definition again. By your definition, a theist could be an atheist. You are a moron, RubbingApenis. 
#232300
Jul 11, 2014
To hell with academia. Publish a book on the paranormal that ignites the masses and you'll be a millionaire/scadillionare almost overnight. There are a lot of primitive minds out there just waiting to be exploited. Hell, I'd do it in a heartbeat... 

“A sentient umbrella speaks” Since: Mar 11 52,717 Some stable somewhere 
#232301
Jul 11, 2014
Ok. And one on how God gave humans souls! Yeah! (I am just not that corrupt  do you know how long it takes to write a book that you know to be lies?) 
Since: May 10 60,721 Location hidden 
#232302
Jul 11, 2014
No quantity representing a physical entity can be infinite. If expansion continues unending, the expansion at any point is finite in extent. The infinite extent is not realizable. It is theoretical. Unknowable quantity is not the same as infinite quantity. "Infinite" and "quantity" is a contradiction. For an expansion to be infinite in extent, it would have to be infinite in extent before expansion. Any expanding finite can never be anything but finite. "Finite +1,+2,+3,..." will be finite at any point and any time. If an expansion could continue for "infinite time", it could be infinite in extent. But of course, that is circular reasoning, i.e., given an infinite, you can have an infinite. As I have pointed out, physicists use the term "infinite" indiscriminately and erroneously to represent ideas. Ideas are not physical reality. Physical reality and an infinite are contradictions. To consider an infinite value representing reality destroys any rational computational basis for reality. This is because portions of the value of an infinite are also infinite. Therefore, "less than" and "equal to" would not be contradictory. In reality, "less than" and "equal to" are contradictory. Therefore, infinity cannot represent reality. 
“e pluribus unum” Since: Dec 10 41,221 primus inter pares 
#232303
Jul 11, 2014
Pfft. Did you learn that in prison? 
“e pluribus unum” Since: Dec 10 41,221 primus inter pares 
#232304
Jul 11, 2014
Any quantity + more quantity could be infinite. If the universe is infinite, it was infinite as a singularity. If there were an infinite staircase, you could count steps going up, till you decided to turn back. How much of infinity you counted, is irrelevant, because infinity is not a pie. 
“e pluribus unum” Since: Dec 10 41,221 primus inter pares 
#232305
Jul 11, 2014
I gave you an example of an infinite distance that physically exists, in reality. It exists because of the speed of expansion of the universe, the speed of light and the distance across space.
All three of these things physically exist in our world, not just the physicist's theoretical musings. 
“let's do this thang!” Since: Aug 10 26,292 Location hidden 
#232306
Jul 11, 2014
pearls...swine... 
“let's do this thang!” Since: Aug 10 26,292 Location hidden 
#232307
Jul 11, 2014
those people and sayings don't exist, they're figments of your very gay imagination! 
“A sentient umbrella speaks” Since: Mar 11 52,717 Some stable somewhere 
#232308
Jul 11, 2014
Ok...uh...doesn't the word "expansion" or "continued expansion" denote infinite? I mean, is not the definition of infinite "never ending"? And so, wouldn't that be finitely measurable at any given time, but changing each unit of time? In that case the process itself would be described as infinite, not the actual count at any given time. Oh, and if the everexpanding universe model was correct, then the universe itself would never have had a beginning, so it literally would be infinite  it would meet your qualifications above b/c it started infinite, is expanding and so any slice of it necessarily is infinite. Anyways, what about pi? It's a finite value, but we can never reach a conclusion with the derived number, so every step you take, there's always one more digit. Concurrently, pi can never be completely defined  so even though you, personally, might be adding digits to your understanding of pi, you haven't merely added a +1 quantity and you've never accurately defined it. Or is that some bizarre failure of our base 10 math system? 
Since: May 10 60,721 Location hidden 
#232309
Jul 11, 2014
Every step on the staircase would be finite. And so would the next,...and the next,... You could stand on one of the steps and say, "Man, that's a long staircase. I can't even see the end of it. I believe it goes to infinity!" You would be wrong. Infinity is not a realizable physical phenomenon. It is impossible. 
“let's do this thang!” Since: Aug 10 26,292 Location hidden 
#232310
Jul 11, 2014
i like random persecution points cuz they count for more heavenly currency than regular ones!;) 
“let's do this thang!” Since: Aug 10 26,292 Location hidden 
#232311
Jul 11, 2014
just watch the movie ghostbusters. hers is the same idea... 
Since: May 10 60,721 Location hidden 
#232312
Jul 11, 2014
A sequence of addition always gives a finite sum, no matter if it is unending. If it is continuing, the continuation is finite in value at any point, and always will be. Pi is a mathematical representation of of the relationship between entities. It is not a physical phenomenon. 
“e pluribus unum” Since: Dec 10 41,221 primus inter pares 
#232313
Jul 11, 2014
Because you or anyone else believes that, or said so....doesn't make it so. You could march up the infinite staircase , for all of your days. Never reaching the top counting , but what ever figure you count, is just a portion of an infinite sum. If you could not count a portion of infinity, concepts like the Grand Hotel could not have been devised or written. 
#232314
Jul 11, 2014
Interesting Opinions..... Science describes accurately the material word. Metaphysical ideas can not be proved. Thus each person decides for himself or herself Philosophical issue tied to our common mortality. Live a long life and help others Trolls seem upset that their ideas are not accepted 

#232315
Jul 11, 2014
Not that corrupt? Force yourself! 

 
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