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I came across a startling position on more than one occasion while reading "The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality" by Brian Greene. The position is that our immeasurable universe is infinite. He continues by writing that any mathematical modification to the size of the universe will always result infinite. Perhaps my understanding of infinity is misleading, but I've always held the position of infinity being obtainably intangible and impossible. Instead I prefer to hold that infinity is instead a special numerical placeholder of the extraordinarily large, and with subtracting from infinity a given tolerance becomes greater. Adding to infinity decreases that tolerance by bringing the actual number closer to its equivalent of the all powerful forever number. Am I nuts to argue that an expanding universe can not persist its size?