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## Yes, it's quite simple.

The concept of infinity is all around us and is quite easy to grasp. Many people have difficulty visualizing infinity, because they try to define it through the eyes of their limited human existence, experiences or beliefs. Even scientists are limited, as they must turn to math and supercomputers to help define infinity. A dolphin is familiar with the air outside of water and has seen the sky, but it does not know outer space exists, however that does not mean outer space does not exist. The Earth is encompassed in outer space, the Milky Way is encompassed by the universe, so then what encompasses the universe? Is science and math as we know it enough to surmise that nothing lies beyond the universe?Only when you realize how insignificant tiny living creatures are in relation to the size of the Earth, as well as just how insignificant humans are in relation to the vastness of the universe, will you begin to understand and properly visualize the concept of infinity. One doesn't have to claim to know what lies beyond our reach and telescopes to fully understand infinity. Mentally stepping outside of one's body is a must.

## If I eat enough Psilocybin, yes.

Unfortunately, there is no correct answer to this question because the context is not defined. The question above was created by a human, with words that were created by humans, that represent concepts imagined by humans. I have voted yes, because any ideas or concepts that can be questioned, must be understood. This is in response to the assumption that the questioner is questioning if humans can understand the concept of "infinity". On the other hand, I think the real question that is trying to be asked is, "Can humans understand everything". If that were the question, I would vote no.

Unless they are on shrooms of course.Posted by: krantz## Yes, many already do

As an engineer, I have taken many very advanced classes in mathematics and particle physics. I myself, along with many others, understand the concept of infinity. It is not something that you can really visualize, but the concept isn't that hard. For instance, taking the limit of a function as a variable goes to infinity is an example where you must understand what infinity is.

## Some do. Some don't.

Although I'm really not sure why some don't understand. It's a very simple thing to me. I think lots of people find it hard to grasp because it involves understanding and acknowledging the fact that things expand much further than we can reach and that most things are simply unknowable. Most people in the world seem to have this uncontrollable need to know absolutely everything. So when there is an unknown thing that they can't get they try to ignore it and pretend it's not real or make up ridiculous stories about it trying to pretend that they know it. Infinity is simply the fact of not knowing and people don't like that, but deep down I'm sure they understand it.

Posted by: JovianJammers## Yes, it isn't that hard to

Infinity is a simple concept to understand. The fact that it is not reachable has nothing to do with the concept of understanding what it is. There are people who are smart enough to launch things to Mars and put satellites into orbit, so I'm pretty sure they can also understand the infinity concept.

## Humans can understand infinity.

Humans can understand infinity in a mathematical sense. Of course, since infinity is itself larger than anything that can be comprehended, there is another sense in which people cannot understand infinity. It is a paradox which is beyond our understanding. Nevertheless, we can understand it as an abstration of math.

## Understanding Infinity: The Mathematics of Infinite Processes (Dover Books on Mathematics)

Conceived by the author as an introduction to "why the calculus works" (otherwise known as "analysis"), this volume represents a critical reexamination of the infinite processes encountered in elementary mathematics. Part I presents a broad description of the coming parts, and Part II offers a detailed examination of the infinite processes arising in the realm of number--rational and irrational numbers and their representation as infinite decimals. Most of the text is devoted to analysis of specific examples. Part III explores the extent to which the familiar geometric notions of length, area, and volume depend on infinite processes. Part IV defines the evolution of the concept of functions by examining the most familiar examples--polynomial, rational, exponential, and trigonometric functions. Exercises form an integral part of the text, and the author has provided numerous opportunities for students to reinforce their newly acquired skills. Unabridged republication of Infinite Processes as published by Springer-Verlag, New York, 1982. Preface. Advice to the Reader. Index.

## Infinity Can be Understood by Sentient Beings.

Infinity is a concept which is though seems to be incomprehensible at the beginning is understandable by the sentient beings. In order to understand it we need to first face our own limitations and then try to transcend those limitations. In this process we will be able to approximate close enough towards a deeper understanding of Infinity.

## Infinity Doesn't Grow

The problem I had in understanding infinity was that, I thought it keep going on and on, as in growing. Then my math teacher brought up that infinity doesn't grow, it just is. So, then no one can ever find the end to infinity because no matter how big, there will always be numbers bigger and grasping that concept is really hard for all, even for the brilliant minds of the world because you first have to understand 2 things and come to terms hat they are both true. 1, that infinity doesn't grow and 2 no one will ever reach infinity. The reason some people might not be able to understand infinity is that you can't reach it, therefore it is not comprehensible but even if you can't reach the top shelf, doesn't mean you don't know what is up there.

Posted by: Wisty## Not often, but yes.

I'm talking of course of innate understanding. Visualizing infinite is also simple, a loop with energy trapped in the path given is infinite, and expanding and contracting sphere is infinite, matter at its most stable is infinite, existence is infinite (we are talking about the area of existence that our universe came from). Many things in reality are unending or everlasting.

An individual that comes to these conclusions and removes the equation of time from the concept has truly understood the concept of infinity.

## In theory yes, but in a practical sense no

As someone studying to be an engineer, I can tell you what infinity is, but understanding it is a whole different beast. It's kind of like quantum mechanics, as I can use the equations (That I know), but I can't conceptualize what it would be like. If you asked me to describe to you the world as it would appear on a sub-atomic scale, I couldn't make heads or tails of it. Infinity is similar, as to alot of people infinity is just a big number, just like to most people 0 always equals 0 (This sounds very dumb at the moment, but more on this later), but it doesn't work like that. 0 can describe absolutely nothing, but it could also describe 10^-nth power, similarily to how infinity describes 10^nth power, n being an unknown infinite number. Picture 10^nth donuts, can you see them? If you can, you failed...

What I'm trying to say in this long winded, akwardly worded paragraph is to say that although in theory you know what infinity means, you can't understand the implications of infinity.Posted by: Mustachero## The glass box test

Imagine a completely white area, no walls no nothing, just whiteness. (IMAGINE)

Now imagine a glass box, in this white area. (IMAGINE)

Imagine that the glass box is 100 times bigger than what you are imagining. (IMAGINE)

Imagine that the box, that your in, is infinite. (IMAGINE)

TEST

1. If you are outside the box looking in you cant understand infinity

2. If you can still see whiteness then you cant understand infinity

3. If you are not falling then you cant understand infinity

Let me know if you failed the test or if it was interesting## Limited storage in our brains.

Truly understanding it would break our minds. Try to understand the number of stars in the sky, and it is just too high of a number; and that is for a number that is likely fixed! The closest we come to understanding it, is accepting our lack of the ability to understand it.

Posted by: Ragnar## Can humans understand anything?

The problem with this question is that is doesn't ask the level of which infinity must be understood. I understand infinity on a basic level, I know what it is, and I can make a few dodgy analogies (circles etc.), but in it's complete sense, I don't think it's possible to fully understand anything. Certainly not something as big as infinity.

## nup. you cant. it just wont click.

Humans have become sure that they must know everything. Think of it this way. Try to visualize not existing. You cant. Its beyond humans. We know nothing beyond existence and so we cannot even begin to comprehend it. Infinity is the same deal. We cant picture something that goes beyond our skill set. In this case, our ability to count.

## Impossible. No way. No how.

The actual understanding of infinity is way beyond anything any person can comprehend. If you think about people in general, what we understand naturally are all things finite. It is not in man's nature to attach what is infinite to the universe. We have even attributed infinity with a value that doesn't even come close to explaining what it really is. My point being, man is finite. Every algorithm, equation, or concept that any person can think of is that of a finite nature. Man's algorithm itself is finite. Within those parameters, how can we even come close to knowing what infinity really is? To even say infinity is just a never ending value, in my opinion, limits what infinity really is.

Posted by: franhoeffer## If our brains are finite, how can we understand the infinite?

I think this argument can get confused in presumptions and semantics as so many do. But I’ll propose a simple dividing line.

For those who presume our minds are finite, it would follow that conceiving of the infinite would be impossible.

However, if one were to believe that our minds are connected to the infinite in some manner be it labeled spiritual or through physical laws, then understanding infinity would be possible.

I’m voting no since at this moment I cannot say that I can prove that my mind is anything but finite. Perhaps a spiritual experience or scientific breakthrough showing my mind’s connnection to infinity may change that in the future. In the meantime, I would agree that infinity is a useful abstraction for mathematics, physics, and engineering and a point of departure for interesting philosophy.## If our brains are finite, how can we understand the infinite?

I think this argument can get confused in presumptions and semantics as so many do. But I’ll propose a simple dividing line.

For those who presume our minds are finite, it would follow that conceiving of the infinite would be impossible.

However, if one were to believe that our minds are connected to the infinite in some manner be it labeled spiritual or through physical laws, then understanding infinity would be possible.

I’m voting no since at this moment I cannot say that I can prove that my mind is anything but finite. Perhaps a spiritual experience or scientific breakthrough showing my mind’s connnection to infinity may change that in the future. In the meantime, I would agree that infinity is a useful abstraction for mathematics, physics, and engineering and a point of departure for interesting philosophy.## Theoretically yes, but in reality no.

Humans simply can't understand something that goes on forever, because everything needed for survival has a beginning and an end. Life has a beginning, and ends with death. We are constantly searching for the beginning of the universe, the beginning of earth, and what will happen at the end, not believing there is possibly no beginning and no end.

## There are things we can understand with our minds and things we cannot.

Infinity: Some things are beyond the mind, thus beyond understanding. The mind has to realize it has limitations. All infinite and never-ending things are beyond the mind, and the essence of everything is infinite and never-ending. Example: we cannot comprehend that the universe goes out forever, but we can understand that it has to. It is impossible for the universe to stop going out. Something has to keep going out, even if it is just empty space. This tells us infinity exists. We can understand infinity exists without understanding infinity. Outer space is the easiest place to see infinity, but it is actually the nature of everything in one way or another.

The amazing thing is, it has to be true. It is a certain truth, and it is impossible to comprehend. That is mind blowing, but it's one of those things that brings magic to knowing the truth and life. It is a perfect example of knowing the unknowable.

How can i understand infinity? I don't even understand the question :P

Since many little children have been misled by AT&T’s “It’s Not Complicated -Infinity” commercial to hold the wrong ideas about mathematics involving INFINITE, it is important to correct their wrong concepts so that they do not behave like ignorant little sheep who just repeat what they are told.

First of all, they should understand that infinity means infinite or limitless quantity.

Infinite can be represented by the symbol ∞ but ∞ is not a number because it is uncountable.

Second, Infinity, infinity + 1, infinity + infinity & infinity x infinity are all equal to infinity.

For those who have problems understanding why Infinity, infinity + 1, infinity + infinity & infinity x infinity are all equal to infinity, here is an analogy to help you understand.

Say the ETs on a far away planet are immortals. That means their life span is infinity years.

However, the planet is ruled by a stupid and dictatorial king who is going to sentence four "criminals" for having called the king a dictator according to the severity of their “crimes”.

The first ET called him dictator in a phone conversation that has been wiretapped. He is sentenced to life imprisonment.

The second ET called him dictator on the phone a little bit louder . He is sentenced to life + 1 year.

The third ET called him dictator on the phone and on the galactic internet. He is sentenced to life + life.

The fourth ET called him dictator and called for an end to his dictatorship. He is sentence to life x life.

Now since those ETs can live forever, it doesn’t matter how many life terms or life term plus additional years they have been sentenced to by that stupid dictatorial king, they all have to serve the same duration of life imprisonment, that is infinity years. So that’s why Infinity, infinity + 1, infinity + infinity & infinity x infinity are all equal to infinity.

If you still do not understand why Infinity, infinity + 1, infinity + infinity & infinity x infinity are all equal to infinity after reading my analogy, you need to have your IQ checked.

First of all, they should understand that infinity means infinite or limitless quantity.

Infinite can be represented by the symbol ∞ but ∞ is not a number because it is uncountable.

Second, Infinity, infinity + 1, infinity + infinity & infinity x infinity are all equal to infinity.

For those who have problems understanding why Infinity, infinity + 1, infinity + infinity & infinity x infinity are all equal to infinity, here is an analogy to help you understand.

Say the ETs on a far away planet are immortals. That means their life span is infinity years.

However, the planet is ruled by a stupid and dictatorial king who is going to sentence four "criminals" for having called the king a dictator according to the severity of their “crimes”.

The first ET called him dictator in a phone conversation that has been wiretapped. He is sentenced to life imprisonment.

The second ET called him dictator on the phone a little bit louder . He is sentenced to life + 1 year.

The third ET called him dictator on the phone and on the galactic internet. He is sentenced to life + life.

The fourth ET called him dictator and called for an end to his dictatorship. He is sentence to life x life.

Now since those ETs can live forever, it doesn’t matter how many life terms or life term plus additional years they have been sentenced to by that stupid dictatorial king, they all have to serve the same duration of life imprisonment, that is infinity years. So that’s why Infinity, infinity + 1, infinity + infinity & infinity x infinity are all equal to infinity.

If you still do not understand why Infinity, infinity + 1, infinity + infinity & infinity x infinity are all equal to infinity after reading my analogy, you need to have your IQ checked.

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