Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The Life of Pi - Infinities Writ Large

It's nice to see a post in the NY Times regarding infinities, something BRT talked about in an article titled Infinities Within Infinities whereby the notion of an infinite number of infinities residing in the multiverse is equally possible in finite space as subdividing 2, 2 1/2 and 3 space to ever finer dimensions can be accomplished in elegant fashion using the genius of Cantor, Mandelbrot  and Menger, among significant others, to make it happen.

In reality, Pi really is the most accessible way to view infinity as no real math is required save that knowing Pi = the ratio of a circle's circumference C to its diameter D, and is approximately equal to 3.14159 etc., etc., etc. until the end of time. :)

Needless to say, we won't talk about Zero, a most dangerous notion the ancient Geeks avoided at all costs. Just ask Zeno to see why. :)

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