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Topic: Matheology § 203
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Re: Matheology § 203
Posted: Feb 4, 2013 4:37 PM
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On 2/4/2013 2:10 PM, William Hughes wrote:
> On Feb 4, 9:05 pm, fom <fomJ...@nyms.net> wrote:
>> On 2/4/2013 8:48 AM, WM wrote:
>>

>>> On 4 Feb., 15:46, WM <mueck...@rz.fh-augsburg.de> wrote:
>>
>>>> There is in fact an unsolved question: We cannot name all natural
>>>> numbers between 1 and 10^10^100, as we cannot read 123123123123 from a
>>>> usual pocket calculator, but we can add them, their squares, their
>>>> cubes and so on. I find this surprising, as surprising as the fact
>>>> that it is dark at night

>>
>>> when having no information about the expansion of the universe.
>>
>> Cute.
>>
>> I read that argument for the finiteness of the
>> universe in a child's book.
>>
>> In an infinite universe, it is logically difficult
>> to explain why there is eventually no source of
>> light along every line of sight.
>>
>> The actual construction of the argument escapes
>> my memory, however.

>
> Look up Olber`s paradox.
>


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