[ExI] infinity

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 21:58:11 UTC 2021

Well, I don't understand that metaphor.  How about this one?  We are
effectively inside a finite sphere.  Why can't we go as far as we can in
one direction and run into a wall or something?   bill w

On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 3:05 PM Ben Zaiboc via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On 24/08/2021 18:51, bill w wrote:
> Is there a consensus in our groups as to whether the universe is finite or
> infinite?  It certainly is infinite for the human race's practical purposes.
> Let's suppose it is finite.  So you go to a place where it ends.  What do
> you see?  What if you tried to drill a hole in it?  Would it go through?
> Would it meet resistance?  Would the end of your drill bit disappear from
> existence in this universe
> I think it's quite likely that this universe is finite, but that there is
> an infinity of such universes (I am not a cosmologist, though).
> As for 'going to a place where it ends', you can't. Just as you can't go
> to 'a place where it starts'. Try drawing an x on a ball at a place where
> it ends. Or starts.
> Ben
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