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  1. #1 My theory about time is finite 
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    I have a theory that time must be finite.We can all agree that time has 3 parts....past,present and future.Every year,month,weak,day,hour etc that passes is a +1 to past ,so we know that everything that has a middle point,once we pass that ,than we are closing for the end right?
    Ok so if time tends to infinity,and past tends also to infinity,past will always be infinity+1,so infinity+1>infinity ,as a result time should be finite...I dont know if this is making any sense to you,but i await your input


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    Quote Originally Posted by SzaboM View Post
    Ok so if time tends to infinity,and past tends also to infinity,past will always be infinity+1,so infinity+1>infinity ,as a result time should be finite...I dont know if this is making any sense to you,but i await your input
    It doesn't make much sense to me.

    There is a good analogy with the integers. There are an infinite set of integers extending from 0 in both directions (positive and negative). You can get from any integer to the next by adding (or subtracting) 1.

    I think where your intuition of infinity is letting you down is by thinking that it is the last number (or time) in this sequence. It isn't. No matter how often you add 1, you will never get to infinity. Infinity is not a number (at least, not a number in the set of integers). In this context it is a statement that there is no largest integer; i.e. you can always add 1.

    Similarly with time, you can never get to (or start from) "infinity"; there is no such time. It is just telling you that you can always add (or subtract) another second/week/hour.

    Hope that helps.

    BTW time could be finite or infinite (or even infinite in only one direction).


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