fom
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Re: Matheology § 203
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Feb 4, 2013 4:37 PM


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.fhaugsburg.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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