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Topic: Matheology § 203
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mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de

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Re: Matheology § 203
Posted: Feb 5, 2013 4:30 AM
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On 4 Feb., 21:05, 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.


If the density of stars is constant.
>
> The actual construction of the argument escapes
> my memory, however.


Look here (bottom of page)
http://www.hs-augsburg.de/~mueckenh/GU/GU07c.ppt#346,17,Folie 17

Regards, WM



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