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 MissesMiko
Joined: 8/5/2012
Msg: 3
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Whenever there is talk of an infinite Universe it is always about looking out into space - why?

I believe it is so that humans can gain the practice of stretching your mind out to the possibilites.
We keep our selves so limited by our inability to "think outside the box" so to say ;)


If indeed the Universe IS infinite this implies that there is no end, or START, so that as well as being infinitely BIG, it must also be infinitely SMALL.

Precisely----and being that our minds have the ability to stretch out to THIS infinity, it also has the ability to stay within that box, so to say ;)
This even reflects our ability to love----the heart has infinite dimensions as well, yet we keep ourselves so limited by the things we hold onto----pain and struggles or whatever.


...the search for a "fundamental particle" is pointless...

AGREED!
Which is why to have complete and utter joy one must get out of their heads----the mind is a pretty fascinating symbolic infrastructure...but it's designed to obtain "information" and thats why we always have this tremendous need for "more". And we search and search and search and search.......lol

.....making INFINITE amounts of assumptions along the way. ;)
 Kings_Knight
Joined: 1/20/2009
Msg: 4
Infinity
Posted: 9/27/2012 12:36:10 PM
Infinity is a construct, not a reality. That said, there are still macro- and micro-'universes'. The question is really about how much of either of them is (a) directly knowable to us and, (b) accurate. Oliver Wendell Holmes' aphorism, "Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions" is still applicable.
 Aristotle_Amadopolis
Joined: 12/8/2011
Msg: 5
Infinity
Posted: 9/27/2012 1:11:54 PM

Whenever there is talk of an infinite Universe it is always about looking out into space - why?

Because that is where you need to go to explore the Universe.

It would be like asking whenever there is talk about Sea Life it is always about looking out into the Oceans.





If indeed the Universe IS infinite this implies that there is no end, or START, so that as well as being infinitely BIG, it must also be infinitely SMALL.

Sounds about right.




This would imply that there would be no end looking down microscopes, as well as up through telescopes and indeed the search for a "fundamental particle" is pointless...

Nope.

Because the only way to find a true answer it to search for the sake of searching, not for the answer.

As it is less about the "fundamental particle" and more about what else you find along the way.
 greenIsis777
Joined: 3/14/2012
Msg: 6
Infinity
Posted: 9/28/2012 10:43:50 AM
In order for something to be infinite it has to keep expanding. and the universe is expanding. you're right, no end, no beginning, just is-ness. If you think of a point of light that encompasses everything, and I mean everything including infinite universes, not just this one, and expand it out by creating planets, solar systems, what have you, it doesn't negate or add to the infinite possibilities that was in that point to begin with. multiple universe are all around us, right in front of our face, just on a different frequency. you're right about not needing to look into space or through a microscope/telescope. they won't find a fundamental particle because consciousness is all one and consciousness is THE fundamental particle. you can't locate something which has no
single location point and that can't exist outside itself
 Red_5
Joined: 1/23/2010
Msg: 7
Infinity
Posted: 9/28/2012 11:09:07 AM
For some reason, I'm now wanting divide anything by zero.

I dunno? Is it just me?
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