The set of all possible streams of brain activity arising from all possible configurations of all possible neurons with all possible connections is finite, so if you accept that natural numbers are a creation of the human mind (brain), then don't you have to accept that the set of number is finite? When they start counting, mathematicians generally imagine the natural numbers as a platonic universe where objects are extended infinitely, but if thoughts about numbers are created by brain activity, and brain activity is finite, then every possible natural number and mathematical object imaginable from every direction with every one of thousands of subtle conscious factors is associated with a unique brain state, which is part of a larger finite set....(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# How could the set of natural numbers not be finite?

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**