FOM: infinity of the universe
Kanovei
kanovei at wmwap1.math.uni-wuppertal.de
Mon Nov 6 16:03:31 EST 2000
> From: holmes at catseye.idbsu.edu
> Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 10:20:05 -0700
> Dear All,
>
> If the universe is infinite then there are enough objects to
> support an interpretation of the mathematics of the natural numbers
Let me pay tribute to this sort of writing and ask
Mr. Holmes the following
And what if the universe is not infinite ?
How can we know is it finite or infinite ?
If it is infinite is it actually or potentially ?
If it is only potentially what is the size of this potential ?
If it is infinite is there a place for (my favorite) unicorns ?
(remark: as a unicorn is just a certain finite combination of
elements it can arguably be implemented somewhere)
Best,
V.Kanovei
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