>universe is infinite

>that means infinite brightness somewhere

>but infinite brightness would wash out the entire universe, including us

???

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>universe is infinite

>that means infinite brightness somewhere

>but infinite brightness would wash out the entire universe, including us

???

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so its either not infinite, or the stars have not existed forever, or both

well done, who are you quoting though?

Infinity does not imply absolute existence of every possibility, only the potential for possibility. Also we're not entirely sure the universe is infinite in the way that infinite exists in math.

So what you're saying is Science is wrong?

Infinity isn't science, its math and math has long been known to be incomplete and logically explosive.

>math has long been known to be incomplete and logically explosive.

at least it has the self awareness of its own incompleteness, unlike literally every other alternative approach to pursuing knowledge.

Science also accounts for that using a method with an infinite feedback loop of evaluation and refinement.

>logically explosive

oh, you again

>infinity doesn't mean infinity

c o p e

where do you stupid motherfrickers come from and why do you post on this board?

pls no bully

is infinite

We don't know that.

A horizontal line is infinite, doesn't mean it will ever go up.

Infinity does not automatically denote all possibilities.

>infinite brightness

Why yes, that describes my intellect.

But we've already established that light can't travel infinitely, this nullifies the infinite light hypothesis

>universe is infinite

This isn't known

>that means infinite brightness somewhere

This doesn't follow from the previous assumption

>but infinite brightness would wash out the entire universe, including us

inverse

square

law

homosexual

What is the cubed root of infinity?

idk the exact number but its objectively < infinity

otherwise cern woulda prevented this gay ass thread from ever being made 12 years ago

>>that means infinite brightness somewhere

huh?????

It's possible OP has read and misunderstood Olber's paradox.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olbers%27s_paradox

The conclusion of which is that the universe cannot be infinite in size and age.

In an infinite string of random digits there are still infinite 0s alongside infinite multiples of 1, though.

>Infinity

>Endless

Pick one

10 PRINT "Frick you"

20 GOTO 10

Light doesn't propagate instantaneously from our point of view, that is why there is no infinite brightness. On top of that light intensity is the inverse of the distance squared, so at infinite distance is effectively zero. Finally in the current model of the universe space can expand faster than light can propagate, so far away light will never reach us.

>so at infinite distance is effectively zero.

No, division by infinity is not that well defined and infinity divided by any arbitrarily large number is still infinity.

No it's not when the dividing infinity is larger in scale

>the dividing infinity

What part of division by infinity is not well defined confused you?

The only scale that matters is that infinity divided by any arbitrarily large number will always still just be infinity.

You are the one who is confused. It seems you have been filtered by basic limits and L'Hopital's rule.

The limit (n)/(n+1) as n goes to infinity is not only well defined but exactly approaches 1 from the right. Pretty much all of calculus your first semester of undergraduate calculus will deal with determining what happens when you have an indeterminate form (0/0) or (infinity/infinity) and still can get a convergent limit.

>so far away light will never reach us.

oh, a tad underwhelming that

Light speed is capped.

The universe is finite.

There is no infinite brightness.

>Light speed is capped.

For light, maybe, but the speed of the universe's expansion is faster than the speed of light.

There’s no tree which can grow cell phones.

There’s no planet the mass of a black hole.

There’s no bacteria smarter than a human.

Things that can’t exist don’t exist even if the universe is infinite (which it is not)

>in the beginning, all of the infinite energy was in one spot and there was no time

>then there was time and it went FOOM, the big bang

>there is infinite energy in all directions around you

>you are being pulled with infinite force in every direction

>you are dead

shit

OP actually proved the universe isn't infinite and all you gays can say "we don't know that!"

An infinite universe is no guarantee that there is infinite brightness somewhere anymore than an infinite and nonrepeating string of numbers "010010001000010000010000001..." necessarily contains a "9" somewhere just because it is infinite.

>necessarily contains a "9" somewhere just because it is infinite.

Unless you just recognize that "9" is equal to 9 consecutive 1s.

But in a string that doesn't contain a 9, how can we know that a series of nine 1s would remain stable long enough to even be detectable? I hypothesise that after enough time, any string will decay into an alternating series of 0 and 1.

That wouldn't be random.

It would make gambling pretty easy if by now every roulette table cycled between red and black instead of actually being random.

congrats OP! you just rediscovered knowledge an average person in the 1500s would have known

>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olbers%27s_paradox

>???

you are doing this

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_horses_are_the_same_color

>The "horses" version of the paradox was presented in 1961 in a satirical article by Joel E. Cohen. It was stated as a lemma, which in particular allowed the author to "prove" that Alexander the Great did not exist, and he had an infinite number of limbs.