The impossibility of eternity.

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  1. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    Hello.

    If something takes forever to achieve, surely it would never come into existence. Personally I think of infinity as something continuing forever. But surely the existence of such a thing would mean something that takes forever, would never be. Sort of, "The day after tomorrow" scenario. This is unless infinity is actually a finite substance. Is infinity truly finite?
     
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  3. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    No
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  5. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    Hi! Do you have a logical argument for your conclusion?
     
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  7. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    You first.
     
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  8. Michael 345 Bali in Nov closer Valued Senior Member

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    2 votes for no

    To the original poster please take the post somewhere where you can read it out loud to yourself

    Once you have figured out it does not make sense

    TRY AGAIN

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  9. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    If you can imagine a clock with an extra-hand ticking one-minute ahead. It can never be reached but it's still only reading finite digits.
     
  10. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    No. ☺
     
  11. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    It might take "forever" to be finished. But as soon as it was started, it would exist in unfinished form.
     
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  12. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    Hence the song that remains forever: a song that never begins never ends; but did YOU know or create that???
     
  13. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    The fastest person to run one-hundred metres ran it in 0.00 seconds. They entered but did not run: a record that will never be broken.
     
  14. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Nope. That would be the slowest person to run the hundred meters. And all you have to do to beat his record is live longer than he does.
     
  15. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    But did you know or create that?
     
  16. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    That would be the longest time. They ran it in 0.00 seconds.
     
  17. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    They would have to enter the race...
     
  18. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Infinity is nihilistic. It's a non-factor. Pardon the pun.

    We should exist forever before and after.
     
  19. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    Apologies. That record can be broken with a minus time: the person who ran it backwards, or ran the wrong way. ☺
     
  20. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    Fortunately a clock is not set one-minute fast: it is set to the time. During British-Summer-Time the clocks are set one hour fast: they are set to a new time. ☺
     
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  21. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    infinity is only as far as we can count

    if a quantum computer was built to simply count up as fast as it could to get to the total number of all things...
    would it ever stop counting ?
     
  22. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    There are threads about that: the largest number. The greatest symbol used is nine (9.)
     
  23. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    this will be the last time i post in one of your threads or respond to you.
     
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