A Question About the Universe and Infinity Answered
I have a rather brain-bending question for you.
If the concept of infinity exists,(which it does), then shouldn't matter be infinite just like numbers?
The universe is made up of matter, and at a certain point (we believe) it just stops. No more universe. But then, how does that make any sense? How can there be nothing? From alot of intense thinking on my part, as well as some digging, I have found that the concept of infinity works in two ways:
1. You can have an exponential growth of numbers, going on and on infinitely.
2. You can take a finite number such as 1, and divide it infinitely.
Both of the above create infinities, so technically, a finite amount of matter (such as the universe) could be infinite, or that is, infinitely split in half.
But what about the first infinity?
Numbers are infinite, but is matter bound by the same rules?
Does this expose a flaw in the way we think about the universe?
The same issues occur in our concept of time, if it is measured with numbers, shouldn't not only the future, but also the past be infinitely long? I have also heard (and believe) that time is an illusion created by humans to create order in things, and the only reason it looks like it is moving forward is because of entropy. In which case, I must ask, doesn't this make time travel possible?
(I realize this gets into the whole 4th-12th dimension thing, but I wont go there.)
If you could maybe give your thoughts on this barrage of questions that would be great.