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  1. #1 How many times can you fold a piece of paper when... 
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    The length of the paper is infinite?

    Choose a rule:

    1: The paper can be either infinitie in length.
    2: Spacetime loops so both ends become one without bending.
    3: The velocity of the paper is equal to the speed of light.


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    huh? Velocity of the paper? Spacetime bending? I'm confused.


    As is often the case with technical subjects we are presented with an unfortunate choice: an explanation that is accurate but incomprehensible, or comprehensible but wrong.
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    1. infinite
    2. infinite
    3. infinite
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    Correct! I love science-especially when it is trivial :-D
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    I'm still confused, how do you fold an infinite piece of paper?
    As is often the case with technical subjects we are presented with an unfortunate choice: an explanation that is accurate but incomprehensible, or comprehensible but wrong.
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    Easy! When
    Quote Originally Posted by svwilmer
    Spacetime loops so both ends become one without bending. {and} the velocity of the paper is equal to the speed of light.
    Just like that, simple really. All we need to figure out now is, the velocity of the paper (not trivial) and the algebra of spacetime loops (far from trivial).

    PS. I'm not holding my breath here. Neither do I advise any sane person to hold theirs.
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