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toolpot462
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4/17/2013 8:28:56 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
How long would it take to count on for infinity infinitely fast? Would it take an infinite amount of time, or no time at all?
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4/17/2013 8:33:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/17/2013 8:28:56 PM, toolpot462 wrote:
How long would it take to count on for infinity infinitely fast? Would it take an infinite amount of time, or no time at all?

Infinity isn't a number.
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4/17/2013 8:35:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/17/2013 8:33:44 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 4/17/2013 8:28:56 PM, toolpot462 wrote:
How long would it take to count on for infinity infinitely fast? Would it take an infinite amount of time, or no time at all?

Infinity isn't a number.

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4/17/2013 8:35:59 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/17/2013 8:28:56 PM, toolpot462 wrote:
How long would it take to count on for infinity infinitely fast? Would it take an infinite amount of time, or no time at all?

Infinity has no beginning and no end right? so you never start or stop counting.
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4/17/2013 8:37:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/17/2013 8:33:44 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 4/17/2013 8:28:56 PM, toolpot462 wrote:
How long would it take to count on for infinity infinitely fast? Would it take an infinite amount of time, or no time at all?

Infinity isn't a number.

That's why I said for infinity, not to infinity.
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4/17/2013 8:42:57 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/17/2013 8:35:59 PM, pozessed wrote:
At 4/17/2013 8:28:56 PM, toolpot462 wrote:
How long would it take to count on for infinity infinitely fast? Would it take an infinite amount of time, or no time at all?

Infinity has no beginning and no end right? so you never start or stop counting.

Yea, if you count on without stopping infinitely fast, it's impossible both for you to stop counting and to start, since an infinitely fast process must take no time. Basically this is just another paradox of language.
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4/18/2013 10:32:59 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/17/2013 8:35:59 PM, pozessed wrote:
At 4/17/2013 8:28:56 PM, toolpot462 wrote:
How long would it take to count on for infinity infinitely fast? Would it take an infinite amount of time, or no time at all?

Infinity has no beginning and no end right? so you never start or stop counting.
Not really: you can have 0 to +oo or 0 to -oo. Regardless, the question is essential without meaning because it is undefined (axiomatically.) The OP is asking "what is oo/oo"?
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: Without nothing existing, you couldn't have something.
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4/18/2013 10:42:13 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/17/2013 8:35:08 PM, The_Fool_on_the_hill wrote:
At 4/17/2013 8:33:44 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 4/17/2013 8:28:56 PM, toolpot462 wrote:
How long would it take to count on for infinity infinitely fast? Would it take an infinite amount of time, or no time at all?

Infinity isn't a number.

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It's an idea of something that next ends. We usually use numbers because you could always just add one more and thus go on forever. It's an idea more than an actual thing.
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4/18/2013 3:19:02 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/18/2013 10:42:13 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 4/17/2013 8:35:08 PM, The_Fool_on_the_hill wrote:
At 4/17/2013 8:33:44 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 4/17/2013 8:28:56 PM, toolpot462 wrote:
How long would it take to count on for infinity infinitely fast? Would it take an infinite amount of time, or no time at all?

Infinity isn't a number.

The Fool: What IS it?

It's an idea of something that next ends. We usually use numbers because you could always just add one more and thus go on forever. It's an idea more than an actual thing.
A concept, albeit an abstract concept.
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: At 10/3/2012 4:28:52 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
: Without nothing existing, you couldn't have something.