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April 14, 2007
"Infinity: You Can't Get There From Here"
Infinity is not a number; it is a word that clearly defies having as starting point but no limited ending. In infinity comes from a Latin word infinitas meaning "unbound". When you think about infinity what usually comes into mind is the idea of no ending. Infinity is bigger than the biggest thing you could ever think of. When counting numbers we usually start with one and count till a hundred maybe, but a hundred is not the last number, it does not end there, the number continues on and on. Infinity is usually thought of as the largest number possible or the furthest possible distance. In Google infinity is defined as "Infinity is free from any possible limitation"; meaning that it is not even close to an ending infinity has no limitation, no limited number. Whatever number we can think of there is always a larger one. Infinity in mathematics is not finite.
Why count starting from one why not start with a negative number and count backwards stopping with a negative a hundred? Even with a negative, infinity exists, you can count
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