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Infinite as fixed position

  1. Feb 5, 2009 #1
    I need some help on this thought I'm stuck on. I'm neither a scientist, physicist nor a student but just been thinking about the concept of time. So bare with me :-) I'm no intellect...

    This thought I have is basically on Infinite time and Finite time. For some reason I have this thought that time is only Finite and Infinite is the absence of time. And in that time = distance /rate would mean some form of motion, while Infinite is the absence of motion. So is this true, that in the absence of motion = Infinite? Some kind of fixed singularity position of some sort? This would render zonox's theory useless in terms of Infinite time? I'm thinking in Infinite time really doesn't mean an eternal forward or backwards. That would be motion which includes time right? Also, saying that Infinite is an endless time line sounds ridiculous when you look at it this way because in Infinite time doesn't exist because there is no endless time line, (that would be still considered time.)

    Another way I looked at Infinite, is if it was an endless time line, the very beginning and end doesn't exist, therefore never reached, therefore you never move forwards nor backwards-mimicking a fixed position.

    I think Infinite is a fixed position of some sort. Not an endless time line.

    Infinite = distance / rate divided by distance / rate? lmao....

    Basically, what I can't seem to get over, is the only way this makes sense to me is if INFINITE is the absence FINITE and for me, time is Finite for it's motion while INFINITE never moves forwards but is some sort of fixed position. Maybe another Dimension?

    Please give me your guy's thought on this if it makes sense and let me know if Time is in fact INFINITE or FINITE.
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  3. Feb 5, 2009 #2


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    No, it does not make sense.

    These terms that you are using have very specific mathematical and scientific definitions and can not be thrown about carelessly. If you wish to resolve your questions, you will need to invest time and effort into learning the math and physics properly. There's really no other way about it.
  4. Feb 5, 2009 #3

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    Good advice from Gokul.
  5. Feb 5, 2009 #4


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    Maybe pick up this book as a start on your learning:

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