In 'The Beginning' ?

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Re: In 'The Beginning' ?

Post by Bristollad » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:48 pm

Mantrik wrote:
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A quantity is not getting smaller, but our units of measurement, the new decimal numbers, are.
The units of measurement (new decimal numbers?) are simply a means of defining the quantity involved. The quantity does indeed get smaller. In just same way that any quantity can be doubled, any quantity can be halved ad infinitum. It doesn't matter whether that quantity is written as decimal fraction or a vulgar fraction.

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Re: In 'The Beginning' ?

Post by Mantrik » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:52 am

Bristollad wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:48 pm
Mantrik wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:45 am
A quantity is not getting smaller, but our units of measurement, the new decimal numbers, are.
The units of measurement (new decimal numbers?) are simply a means of defining the quantity involved. The quantity does indeed get smaller. In just same way that any quantity can be doubled, any quantity can be halved ad infinitum. It doesn't matter whether that quantity is written as decimal fraction or a vulgar fraction.
So, as we can never multiply enough to reach infinity, we can never actually divide up a quantity enough to reach zero?
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Re: In 'The Beginning' ?

Post by Tirisilex » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:06 am

I personally believe in a Multiverse of recycling universes. Spread out across the infinite space of infinite Big Bangs possibly with different sets of physics that is probably alien to one another. There never was a beginning nor an end.. Because a New Universe is created every minute but is so Insanely far away the light would never reach another universe. Thats what I believe.

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Re: In 'The Beginning' ?

Post by Bristollad » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:43 am

Mantrik wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:52 am
Bristollad wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:48 pm
Mantrik wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:45 am
A quantity is not getting smaller, but our units of measurement, the new decimal numbers, are.
The units of measurement (new decimal numbers?) are simply a means of defining the quantity involved. The quantity does indeed get smaller. In just same way that any quantity can be doubled, any quantity can be halved ad infinitum. It doesn't matter whether that quantity is written as decimal fraction or a vulgar fraction.
So, as we can never multiply enough to reach infinity, we can never actually divide up a quantity enough to reach zero?
In the same way that when an amount becomes too big to quantify, we say it is infinite, we can say an amount that is too small to differentiate from zero (but is still greater than zero) is infinitesimal

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Re: In 'The Beginning' ?

Post by Mantrik » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:31 am

Bristollad wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:43 am
infinitesimal
That's the word I was grasping for. :)

In terms of time per se, we can't really define a beginning or end, but neither can we define a moment or regard any two things as beginning and ending simultaneously. Of course, we live our lives quite easily without having to think of these things, but when people do, they often seem to seek limitations and boundaries.
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