Date: Feb 4, 2013 3:10 PM
Author: William Hughes
Subject: Re: Matheology § 203
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.
> 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.