An awareness of infinity is a major component in our contemplation of nature. We live with the possibility that the finite world of our experience is to be contrasted both with spatial domains of infinite magnitude and never-ending reaches of time. Our successes in understanding the universe must then be juxtaposed with a kind of threat that an overwhelming infinity will always forbid a comprehensive grasp.


Natural World Infinite Sequence Cardinal Number Infinite Time Physical Entity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Schlegel
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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