> >That isn't to say that I do or don't find the steady state type > >theories compelling. What I find is that those who claim that the > >concept of mathematical infinity is suspect because "there can be no > >such physical thing as infinity" tend to be myopic regarding the > >history of what has been accepted as reasonable physical models of our > >universe; and close-minded regarding the possibility that further data > >may change scientific opinion once again. > > It occurs to me that physical arguments related to mathematical > infinities are the rather ugly stepchildren of a finite universe and > empirical utilitarian justifications for science and mathematics. >
I would only amend this to say that they are the ugly stepchildren of an /assumed/ finite universe, etc., etc.