That is a question that has puzzled scientists for years and years. I include this video because this scientist has a particularly interesting take on the unanswerable question.
How big is infinity? Infinite. But what is infinity? A never ending number of anything. In fact, if you really think about infinity, the question of how big it is is rather ridiculous, because infinity has no size of bigness as we consider big. It is the ultimate big – so big, it is incomprehensible. It is never ending! It isn’t just big; it’s infinity. Which is why I go crazy when astrophysicists state the “fact” (it’s really just a bunch of unproven theories, but that’s another rant) about having different universes of infinity stacked on top of each other in different dimensions, because it’s impossible! It contradicts the very definition of infinity. It’s infinity – you can’t have multiple infinities because infinity is never ending. How can you have a never ending infinity on top of a never ending infinity? It’s impossible because if infinity never really ends, there’s no room for any other infinity, even in another dimension.
Which also leads to the problem of our universe – which is just one infinity. If our universe really has no beginning and no end as “proven” by scientists, how can it expand and contract, which is also a “proven” fact? If there is no end to the universe, there can’t be space outside of it for anything to expand into! And how can infinity contract? It isn’t logical.
And going back further to the Big Bang, there was this inexplicable little ball of super charged matter floating in the middle of space. Halt right there! Ok, first of all, scientists haven’t decided how this tiny ball got there in the first place, since they are desperate to prove God doesn’t exist, and secondly, if the universe hadn’t been invented yet, there would have been no space for the ball to be floating in. There would have been nothing. When I say nothing, I am pretty sure you imagine nothing as a blank, dark space. But no, I’m not talking about darkness, or light, or even space, for that includes molecules which are still inside the ball at this point. I’m talking about nothing!! Incomprehensible nothing!!! This ball wouldn’t have even existed in the first place, for there wouldn’t be anything for it to exist in! And then this ball, however each scientist justifies in his mind how it got there, just explodes (pop!) and the universe is created. =) Then stars and planets and dark matter are created from this bedlam, then our planet, which just happens to be in the perfect location to support life, and our planet gets the nutrients, (never mind how they were created,) from passing asteroids, and then water pops up after, let’s say, a million years or two, and then bacteria grow, which turn into fish, which decide to grow legs, which turns into all the animals of the animal kingdom, (and maybe some plants thrown in there too for good measure,) and then monkeys, and then us.
Give. Me. A. Break.
And now us evil humans are killing our planet with cars and factories and by breeding too many cows (that’s desperate). Scientists ignore the fact that all that CO2 combined over centuries doesn’t even compare to the amount of CO2 volcanoes make every day. Actually not every day. Try an hour. And not even an hour. Try every five minutes. Yes, poor misled homo sapiens, every five minutes, one volcano, ignore the rest, spews more CO2 into our atmosphere than all our cars, factories, burping cows, and everything else combined. I’ve done the math for you. Just look it up on my blog.
But of course, that fact won’t get out because it isn’t us evil humans that are doing the damage. Oh, and another thing. We aren’t the cause of all those icebergs melting. In fact, if you ask the people who have lived up there for hundreds, if not thousands of years, they will just laugh. They have seen worse melting within their life times, and stories of when there was hardly any ice. And goodness me, Antarctica millions of years ago used to be lush and green, and even had palm trees! Don’t tell me we were the cause of that, unless our fishy ancestors who evolved from star dust did it. Ouch! Some people will say that it was lush and green back then because the land mass was all one blob so Antarctica was farther away from the poles. True, but that’s the magnetic poles. The poles back then were still right over Antarctica, meaning that it got just about the same sunlight as it does today.
Side Note: Going back to infinity and the simple little video I meant to post for your guys, you may be a bit confused, since my rant may seem to contradict what the video says about stacking infinity on top of each other. To clarify, there are two kinds of infinity: mathematical infinity, and infinity. Mathematical infinity, as talked about in the video, is able to be stacked on top of each other as shown is subsets upon subsets, because its infinity goes in only one direction. 1, 2, 3, 4, ….. and so on into infinity.
But the other infinity is of a completely different nature, where this infinity spreads never endingly not in just one direction, but in all directions, and some even declare, in all dimensions, (which is another contradiction to the multiple universes in different dimensions.) This infinity can not be stacked because it goes on in all directions, leaving no space for anything else. I simply wished to clarify this to avoid confusion.
(via Neatorama and my brain and some logic)