**Jun 13, 2022 03:17 AM (This post was last modified: Jun 13, 2022 03:29 AM by C C.)**

**C C**
https://bigthink.com/13-8/does-infinity-exist/

EXCERPT: The conclusion may be disappointing, but it is also extraordinary. The universe may be spatially infinite, but we cannot know. Infinity remains more of an idea than something that exists in physical reality... (MORE - missing details)

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COMMENT: By definition, it can't refer to a fixed quantity or magnitude. Otherwise it would be finite; measurable at least in theory or via "prowess of a deity".

So if the abstraction that the adjective "infinite" denotes were reified or made physical, it would actually concern an incomplete condition that could be increased as needed. Perpetually open to either being divided into more units or having more units added.

It would entail change or involve a generative process, since if it literally existed wholly complete in a material context (a static being) it would thereby be demoted to finite classification. Even as a process, it would technically only elude finite status by constantly growing its units, in order to evade a fixed value and measurement.

Thus, the aforementioned "increase as needed" is a luxury or temporary rest that cannot apply. A physical correlate for "infinity" would have to constantly either add to itself or divide itself to ensure that no fixed, finite or bounded count could capture or be absolutely true of its magnitude.

EXCERPT: The conclusion may be disappointing, but it is also extraordinary. The universe may be spatially infinite, but we cannot know. Infinity remains more of an idea than something that exists in physical reality... (MORE - missing details)

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COMMENT: By definition, it can't refer to a fixed quantity or magnitude. Otherwise it would be finite; measurable at least in theory or via "prowess of a deity".

So if the abstraction that the adjective "infinite" denotes were reified or made physical, it would actually concern an incomplete condition that could be increased as needed. Perpetually open to either being divided into more units or having more units added.

It would entail change or involve a generative process, since if it literally existed wholly complete in a material context (a static being) it would thereby be demoted to finite classification. Even as a process, it would technically only elude finite status by constantly growing its units, in order to evade a fixed value and measurement.

Thus, the aforementioned "increase as needed" is a luxury or temporary rest that cannot apply. A physical correlate for "infinity" would have to constantly either add to itself or divide itself to ensure that no fixed, finite or bounded count could capture or be absolutely true of its magnitude.

Finity, delaying its end, did say:

"Like a flea attached to its beast I stay!"

"I vow," quoth Infinity, "So you do.

"And feeding from my very ichor, too!"