Atheistic and Theistic Universes



09032015, 03:49 AM




RE: Atheistic and Theistic Universes
(09032015 01:40 AM)Stevil Wrote:(07032015 01:38 PM)Transfinite Wrote: Greetings! This is my first thread and I hope it isn't too silly! If we live in a multiverse as some cosmologists claim, is it possible there may be other universes with a different configeration that allows for the evolution of beings that are far superior to us in ability?There are many beings that are far superior to us in ability within our observable universe. Why don't you stop going to church then? 

09032015, 05:21 AM




RE: Atheistic and Theistic Universes
(09032015 03:49 AM)Mark Fulton Wrote: Why don't you stop going to church then?I've never really been to church, apart from a wedding and a couple of funerals. 

09032015, 05:39 AM




RE: Atheistic and Theistic Universes
This will be my last post on the math portion brought up.
The following link is to an article about the 1/12 video "sum". http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/root...negative/ If you have, for example, three numbers you want to add together, you can add any two of them first and then add the third one to the resulting sum. We can keep doing this for any finite number of addends (and the laws of arithmetic say that we will get the same answer no matter what order we add them in), but when we try to add an infinite number of terms together, we have to make a choice about what addition means. The most common way to deal with infinite addition is by using the concept of a limit. Roughly speaking, we say that the sum of an infinite series is a number L if, as we add more and more terms, we get closer and closer to the number L. If L is finite, we call the series convergent. One example of a convergent series is 1/2+1/4+1/8+1/16…. This series converges to the number 1. It’s pretty easy to see why: after the first term, we’re halfway to 1. After the second term, we’re half of the remaining distance to 1, and so on. At the end of the video, producer Brady Haran asks physicist Tony Padilla whether, if you kept adding integers forever on your calculator and hit the “equal” button at the end, you’d get 1/12. Padilla cheekily says, “You have to go to infinity, Brady!” But the answer should have been “No!” Here, I think they missed an opportunity to clarify that they are using an alternate way of assigning a value to an infinite series that would have made the video much less misleading. Substituting the number 1/12 for the sum of the positive integers can be useful in physics, but that is all they have done. It is incorrect to call this the Sum of all positive integers. This extra footage from numberphile gives a broader explanation of why it's useful to assign 1/12 as the Sum of all positive integers . Insanity  doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results 



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