Pink Elephants In the Multiverse

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Pink Elephants In the Multiverse
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- If a Multiverse of infinite universes existed, would one of them contain an Earth where Pink Elephants are appointed as heads of State and their behaviour dictated policy? After all, I can conceive it.

- So you have four kitchen strings (I guess normal people call this substance: twine) that are infinitely long and you cut each one at some arbitrary point. Now you have eight infinitely long strings but could you "make" more?

- Would a infinitely long string fill the universe and beyond? Could it ever collapse into a singularity?

- Why can't we break a meter down to infinitely small fractions, that way we would always be infinitely off in our measurements? Would Philosoraptor ever have to be chided by the old adage "measure twice, cut once" again?

- Schrödinger's Cat thought experiment, your opinions good sirs?

And what are your wacky questions and thoughts?
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steven lloyd wrote::137:


I don't know either, I just wanted an excuse to post the picture.
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It is a cool picture
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Hellomynameis, you should know better than contemplating infinity. Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing all understood infinity - all went mad - all committed suicide!
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Born_again wrote:Hellomynameis, you should know better than contemplating infinity. Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing all understood infinity - all went mad - all committed suicide!


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What's worse is that Boltzmann mathematically figured out what was beyond infinity!! Poor sod!
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And to think my downfall was prompted by a smart *bleep* 'infinite' thread comment I made when my wife ran out of it making a cloak.

Bloody hedonistic pagans , keeping a man down!
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Serves you right for hurting my brain!
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Hellomynameis wrote:- So you have four kitchen strings (I guess normal people call this substance: twine) that are infinitely long and you cut each one at some arbitrary point. Now you have eight infinitely long strings but could you "make" more?

I hate to pop your noodle (actually, that would be pretty cool), but there exists the possibility that the infinitely long strings actually have one end each and go off into infinity in the other direction. Therefore, one could cut an infinitely long string anywhere and end up with piece A, which would measure from the original end to the cut point, and piece B, which would measure from the now created end of the inifinite piece to infinity.
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Nebula wrote:
Hellomynameis wrote:- So you have four kitchen strings (I guess normal people call this substance: twine) that are infinitely long and you cut each one at some arbitrary point. Now you have eight infinitely long strings but could you "make" more?

I hate to pop your noodle (actually, that would be pretty cool), but there exists the possibility that the infinitely long strings actually have one end each and go off into infinity in the other direction. Therefore, one could cut an infinitely long string anywhere and end up with piece A, which would measure from the original end to the cut point, and piece B, which would measure from the now created end of the inifinite piece to infinity.


Dude, my infinitely long strings are infinite in both directions, I mean I did check after all. :cursor:

Interesting...

How could you know if you are dealing with a infinite or finite string?

Assuming that the string is straight and couldn't break apart due to forces like gravity and other force fluctuations (infinite tinsel strength) then perhaps a infinite string could not collapse into a singularity because there would be no center point to collapse from. Plus, it would have infinite drag so there would be no slack unless it had a beginning or end.
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Hellomynameis wrote:
Nebula wrote:
Hellomynameis wrote:- So you have four kitchen strings (I guess normal people call this substance: twine) that are infinitely long and you cut each one at some arbitrary point. Now you have eight infinitely long strings but could you "make" more?

I hate to pop your noodle (actually, that would be pretty cool), but there exists the possibility that the infinitely long strings actually have one end each and go off into infinity in the other direction. Therefore, one could cut an infinitely long string anywhere and end up with piece A, which would measure from the original end to the cut point, and piece B, which would measure from the now created end of the inifinite piece to infinity.


Dude, my infinitely long strings are infinite in both directions, I mean I did check after all. :cursor:

Interesting...

How could you know if you are dealing with a infinite or finite string?

Assuming that the string is straight and couldn't break apart due to forces like gravity and other force fluctuations (infinite tinsel strength) then perhaps a infinite string could not collapse into a singularity because there would be no center point to collapse from. Plus, it would have infinite drag so there would be no slack unless it had a beginning or end.


You guys just have way too much time on your hands.
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Now if you had time on your hands and they were infinite hands...
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I'm feeling infinitely strung out...or along.
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