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22nd Feb '18 3:12:46 PM frogpatrol
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When a '''big''' number just isn't '''''BIG''''' enough, writers turn to the Infinite. Rarely do writers touch upon on its immeasurable nature, [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale sometimes even assigning it to something that's just really large]], although that version is usually PlayedForLaughs or is just the closest approximation they (or the characters) could find. The most horrendous use is when a writer implies something may be MoreThanInfinite, which again [[FridgeLogic makes no sense]] when you factor in the fact that infinity is a limitless value instead of an actual number that you can add to [[note]]Although it should be noted that there are degrees of infinity; the number of points in a line is less infinite (has a smaller cardinality) than the number of curves that can be drawn on a plane, but more infinite than the number of integers; this still doesn't make most uses of "more infinite than infinite" make any kind of sense, though. Mathematicians have explained to think of infinite as a ''process'', not a ''value'', whatever that means. In addition to the cardinal numbers infinitys, which is about what can be put in a one to one matching with that, and the limit infinity, which is for when something increases without bound, there are also different infinities in the ordinal numbers, which deal with the order of a thing. In the ordinal numbers, each ordinal number is the set of all ordinal numbers less than it, so 5 is the set of 0 1 2 3 and 4. the first infinity in the ordinal numbers is the set of all nonnegative integers, and is represented as a lowercase omega. If you then take the set of all non negative integers, as well as omega, you get omega plus one, and so on. and then you can get to omega plus omega (omega times 2), and eventually omega times omega, (omega squared), and eventually omega to the omega. And you can still always add one. [[/note]].

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When a '''big''' ''big'' number just isn't '''''BIG''''' ''BIG'' enough, writers turn to the Infinite. Rarely do writers touch upon on its immeasurable nature, [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale sometimes even assigning it to something that's just really large]], although that version is usually PlayedForLaughs or is just the closest approximation they (or the characters) could find. The most horrendous use is when a writer implies something may be MoreThanInfinite, which again [[FridgeLogic makes no sense]] when you factor in the fact that infinity is a limitless value instead of an actual number that you can add to [[note]]Although it should be noted that there are degrees of infinity; the number of points in a line is less infinite (has a smaller cardinality) than the number of curves that can be drawn on a plane, but more infinite than the number of integers; this still doesn't make most uses of "more infinite than infinite" make any kind of sense, though. Mathematicians have explained to think of infinite as a ''process'', not a ''value'', whatever that means. In addition to the cardinal numbers infinitys, which is about what can be put in a one to one matching with that, and the limit infinity, which is for when something increases without bound, there are also different infinities in the ordinal numbers, which deal with the order of a thing. In the ordinal numbers, each ordinal number is the set of all ordinal numbers less than it, so 5 is the set of 0 1 2 3 and 4. the first infinity in the ordinal numbers is the set of all nonnegative integers, and is represented as a lowercase omega. If you then take the set of all non negative integers, as well as omega, you get omega plus one, and so on. and then you can get to omega plus omega (omega times 2), and eventually omega times omega, (omega squared), and eventually omega to the omega. And you can still always add one. [[/note]].
5th Feb '18 10:54:19 PM bfunc
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* Graham's Number is ''not'' infinite, but it ''is'' very, ''very'' large. So large that if, in fact, you could write one digit in a space the size of a proton, the observable universe would not be large enough to write the ''number of digits'' it has, let alone the number itself. Unless you are yourself a mathematician, Graham's Number is probably ''larger'' than your concept of "infinity". And it's ''tiny'' compared to TREE(3).

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* Graham's Number is ''not'' infinite, but it ''is'' very, ''very'' large. So large that if, in fact, you could write one digit in a space the size of a proton, the observable universe would not be large enough to write the ''number of digits'' it has, let alone the number itself. Unless you are yourself a mathematician, g1, the first step (of 64) on the road to Graham's Number Number, is probably ''larger'' larger than your concept what you think of as "infinity". And it's even Graham's Number in its full glory is ''tiny'' compared to TREE(3).
5th Feb '18 10:36:57 PM bfunc
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* Graham's Number is ''not'' infinite, but it ''is'' very, ''very'' large. So large that if, in fact, you could write one digit in a space the size of a proton, the observable universe would not be large enough to write the ''number of digits'' it has, let alone the number itself. Unless you are yourself a mathematician, Graham's Number is probably ''larger'' than your concept of "infinity". And it's ''tiny'' compared to TREE(3).
2nd Feb '18 3:11:48 AM MarkLungo
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When a '''big''' number just isn't '''''BIG''''' enough , writers turn to the Infinite. Rarely do writers touch upon on its immeasurable nature, [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale sometimes even assigning it to something that's just really large]], although that version is usually PlayedForLaughs or is just the closest approximation they (or the characters) could find. The most horrendous use is when a writer implies something may be MoreThanInfinite, which again [[FridgeLogic makes no sense]] when you factor in the fact that infinity is a limitless value instead of an actual number that you can add to [[note]]Although it should be noted that there are degrees of infinity; the number of points in a line is less infinite (has a smaller cardinality) than the number of curves that can be drawn on a plane, but more infinite than the number of integers; this still doesn't make most uses of "more infinite than infinite" make any kind of sense, though. Mathematicians have explained to think of infinite as a ''process'', not a ''value'', whatever that means. In addition to the cardinal numbers infinitys, which is about what can be put in a one to one matching with that, and the limit infinity, which is for when something increases without bound, there are also different infinities in the ordinal numbers, which deal with the order of a thing. In the ordinal numbers, each ordinal number is the set of all ordinal numbers less than it, so 5 is the set of 0 1 2 3 and 4. the first infinity in the ordinal numbers is the set of all nonnegative integers, and is represented as a lowercase omega. If you then take the set of all non negative integers, as well as omega, you get omega plus one, and so on. and then you can get to omega plus omega (omega times 2), and eventually omega times omega, (omega squared), and eventually omega to the omega. And you can still always add one. [[/note]].

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When a '''big''' number just isn't '''''BIG''''' enough , enough, writers turn to the Infinite. Rarely do writers touch upon on its immeasurable nature, [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale sometimes even assigning it to something that's just really large]], although that version is usually PlayedForLaughs or is just the closest approximation they (or the characters) could find. The most horrendous use is when a writer implies something may be MoreThanInfinite, which again [[FridgeLogic makes no sense]] when you factor in the fact that infinity is a limitless value instead of an actual number that you can add to [[note]]Although it should be noted that there are degrees of infinity; the number of points in a line is less infinite (has a smaller cardinality) than the number of curves that can be drawn on a plane, but more infinite than the number of integers; this still doesn't make most uses of "more infinite than infinite" make any kind of sense, though. Mathematicians have explained to think of infinite as a ''process'', not a ''value'', whatever that means. In addition to the cardinal numbers infinitys, which is about what can be put in a one to one matching with that, and the limit infinity, which is for when something increases without bound, there are also different infinities in the ordinal numbers, which deal with the order of a thing. In the ordinal numbers, each ordinal number is the set of all ordinal numbers less than it, so 5 is the set of 0 1 2 3 and 4. the first infinity in the ordinal numbers is the set of all nonnegative integers, and is represented as a lowercase omega. If you then take the set of all non negative integers, as well as omega, you get omega plus one, and so on. and then you can get to omega plus omega (omega times 2), and eventually omega times omega, (omega squared), and eventually omega to the omega. And you can still always add one. [[/note]].
6th Jan '18 10:14:35 PM JamesAustin
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->Figure eight as double four,\\

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->Figure ->''"Figure eight as double four,\\

Place it on its side and it's a symbol meaning Infinity...
->-WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock, "Figure Eight"

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Place it on its side and it's a symbol meaning Infinity...
->-WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock,
Infinity..."''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'',
"Figure Eight"
14th Dec '17 9:28:19 AM Game_Fan
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* In algebra, a multi-step equation can have infinite solutions, which means any number works to make the equation true.

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* In algebra, a multi-step equation can have infinite solutions, which means any number works to make Infinity has been the equation true.object of a great deal of study in mathematics since the late 1800s when Georg Cantor first provided a rigorous formal method of working with infinities.
12th Dec '17 9:27:34 AM Malady
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* Infinity is used as a substitute for "really, really, fast" in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "[[CanonDiscontinuity Threshold]]". In stark contrast to the Douglas Adams example above, it is played painfully straight prompting a near meltdown by WebSite/SFDebris in his review who pointed out that "Infinite" speed is not something you can accelerate towards.

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* Infinity is used as a substitute for "really, really, fast" in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "[[CanonDiscontinuity Threshold]]". In stark contrast to the Douglas Adams example above, it is played painfully straight prompting a near meltdown by WebSite/SFDebris in his review who pointed out that "Infinite" speed is not something you can accelerate towards.

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26th Oct '17 6:03:44 AM Theharbo
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* WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths has Owlman ponder that if each choice any person makes creates another world to go with the MultiverseTheory presented in the movie, that means 'Billions of people making billions of choices create infinite worlds' - It's an impressively large number of worlds made if such was the case, but it still isn't Infinite.

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* WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' has Owlman ponder that if each choice any person makes in turn creates another world to go with the MultiverseTheory TheMultiverse Theory presented in the movie, that means 'Billions of people making billions of choices create infinite worlds' - It's an impressively large number of worlds made if such was the case, but it still isn't Infinite.
26th Oct '17 6:01:58 AM Theharbo
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