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camilus

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I'm a mathematician from Miami Florida working in paraquaternionic and symplectic differential geometry, but I come from a very extensive physics background, pretty much well-versed in all modern physics. But my favorite of all is probably the philosophy of mathematics and science as well.

So I'm a mathematician, and infinity is one of the most intriguing ideas that there exists to me. With some of my colleagues, mathematicians and physicists alike, I have an ongoing wager, currently at $200, for anybody who could point out anything to me that is actually physically infinite inside the universe. I guess I must be specific, and it cannot be something like ideas that exist inside the human mind, like infinity itself and set theory (the natural numbers).

To this day no one has been up to the challenge, so I thought maybe I would ask this question within this community and see if anybody here could come up with a counter-example, because I believe the answer is negative.

I'm sure most of you know that the universe is discrete, even the approximate number of atoms within the universe, something like 10^80, is nowhere near infinity by any sense of the definition (obviously).. So could anybody come up with one example, or just I would love to hear your thoughts on this particular (philosophical/mathematical/physical) question.

Thanks in advance for your time,

Camilo