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  1. Aug 7, 2007 #1
    I’m having a hard time understanding how something can go from finite to infinite. I don’t know math that can meet up to that task: if you can briefly talk about it.

    The task of going from finite to infinite would require reaching the infinite… which is impossible. But for some reason my mind doesn’t accept this. In a way can math go from finite to infinite? It seems like past that it begins to be philosophy.

    I’m posting this on a math form partly because I’m too early on in math to fully determine anything about infinity. Hoping you guys can put it in words… other than that it’s futile as of this point. If you believe this is better off in the philosophy room… tell me and I’ll merely move it.
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  3. Aug 8, 2007 #2
    Well, it's not like something is finite and then just reaches some value that is deemed high enough to be infinite. Infinity is a concept, just like negative numbers. How can you accept negatives so easily, and not infinity?
  4. Aug 8, 2007 #3
    How do negatives have anything to do with infinity?
  5. Aug 8, 2007 #4


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    it is a mathematical concept, as he said.
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