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I want to say something along the lines of you can't use math to determine how the singularity (Big Bang) existed forever because the singularity was infinite and you cannot use math to understand infinity.

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I want to say something along the lines of you can't use math to determine how the singularity (Big Bang) existed forever because the singularity was infinite and you cannot use math to understand infinity.

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Furthermore, there are many different kind of infinities in mathematics, some notions are better suited in some situations than in others.

We most certainly can.you cannot use math to understand infinity.

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1) The big bang did NOT "exist forever" --- where did you get that notion?I want to say something along the lines of you can't use math to determine how the singularity (Big Bang) existed forever because the singularity was infinite and you cannot use math to understand infinity.

2) The singularity is not known to have been infinite and you should not make that as a definite statement. It MAY have been infinite, but that is not known.

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So I think it is better to say that "we can't apply operations in the usual way" to infinity.

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ok, looks like I didn't know what I was talking about. Thanks for clearing things up.

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