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JustFiveMoreMinutes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 04:34 PM
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11. Thanks!
Trying to use mathematics to just put forth a concept probably threw me off the hard mathematics.

So trying again, the possible number of L(ives) in this and all parallel universes would be something like

L = x - n

where L is the number of Lives probable lived/living/will live in parallel universes
x = total number of parallel universes
n = total number of parallel universes where one doesn't exist.

and n is limited by ( 0 LTE n LT x )

((x cant equal n since I'm here writing this note! <smile> ))

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  -Just a crazy question: Is there an Infinity Paradox? JustFiveMoreMinutes  Nov-06-08 02:30 PM   #0 
  - There might be, if we didn't have the mathematical concept of limits  Orrex   Nov-06-08 02:31 PM   #1 
  - Infinity leads to stuff like the Euler problem 1-1+1-1+1-1+1-1+1....=1/2  The_Casual_Observer   Nov-06-08 02:32 PM   #2 
  - first, i would content that parallel universes are illogical...  wtbymark   Nov-06-08 02:39 PM   #3 
  - Most of theoretical quantum physics is counter-intuitive  JustFiveMoreMinutes   Nov-06-08 03:12 PM   #5 
  - I see no reason  qazplm   Nov-06-08 03:52 PM   #10 
  - My engineer grandfather used to say about infinity....  TechBear_Seattle   Nov-06-08 02:58 PM   #4 
  - Or perhaps it's only in the mathematical expression of x/n  JustFiveMoreMinutes   Nov-06-08 03:15 PM   #6 
     - There is no such thing as "near infinity"  TechBear_Seattle   Nov-06-08 03:30 PM   #7 
        - infinite thanks.  JustFiveMoreMinutes   Nov-06-08 03:33 PM   #8 
        - Numbers can't be infinite  cyborg_jim   Nov-25-08 03:04 PM   #24 
  - A couple comments on inifnity that may help you...  phantom power   Nov-06-08 03:45 PM   #9 
  - Thanks!  JustFiveMoreMinutes   Nov-06-08 04:34 PM   #11 
  - The problem is that you're dealing with infinities, and they work different than regular numbers.  Salviati   Nov-08-08 01:02 PM   #19 
  - Where have you found information  skepticscott   Nov-07-08 05:17 AM   #14 
     - Am I wrong about aleph-2 ? I thought there was an aleph-2.  phantom power   Nov-07-08 09:22 AM   #15 
        - I couldn't find anything on it  skepticscott   Nov-07-08 06:26 PM   #16 
           - I did a bit of digging. I think I should have said "beth-2," not "aleph-2."  phantom power   Nov-10-08 01:01 PM   #20 
  - Meanwhile a lurking freepers head exploded attempting to  liberaldiva   Nov-06-08 04:43 PM   #12 
  - To infinity, and beyond!  pokerfan   Nov-06-08 07:32 PM   #13 
  - The first response was correct.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-07-08 06:54 PM   #17 
  - you"r right, in fact, Aristotle debunk this paradoxe...  Sandrine for you   Nov-24-08 05:52 PM   #22 
  - "You" don't exist in any universe.  Ragazz68   Nov-07-08 11:36 PM   #18 
  - Oh yeah? Well neither do 'you!'  Orrex   Nov-10-08 03:30 PM   #21 
  - Yes. For instance, Hilbert's Grand Hotel.  Jim__   Nov-25-08 07:16 AM   #23 
  - As a derivation of your paradox, how about this one?  scubadude   Nov-27-08 02:28 PM   #25 
  - You take an infinite number of steps.  cyborg_jim   Nov-29-08 08:05 PM   #26 
  - INFINITY AND PARALLEL UNIVERSES - NOT QUITE RIGHT  Morpheal   Nov-30-08 11:42 PM   #27 
  - No. There are only people who don't know much math.  BlooInBloo   Dec-02-08 08:19 PM   #28 

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