# infinity

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Infinity Is Like The Perfect Woman

a: Infinity ~

b: the perfect woman

What: " The largest Infinity is like the perfect woman, unobtainable, inconceivable, non-existent, tantalising and... a paradox. "

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Writer: Eadon

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Date: Aug 21 2011 9:24 PM

# 1155 Critique Analogy

Infinity Is Like A Reversed Image Of.....

a: Infinity ~

b: a reversed image of the Universal Singularity

What: "As we gaze into the blackness of infinity itself, we are actually looking at the beginning of the Universe. The diverging field of infinity all around us, the experience of infinity, is like a reversed image of the Universal Singularity, the Big Bang. This popular name is an unfortunate one, because the cosmic creation event was nothing like an explosion at all. It would have been more like the intense force field we would experience today near the singularity of a black hole."

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Writer: Stephen Michael Nann

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Date: Aug 21 2011 9:27 PM

# 1180 Critique Analogy

infinity is like a circle

a: infinity ~

b: a circle

What: "Marissa Wilson, 17, has suggested that infinity is like a circle - same basic principle as above."

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Writer: Marissa Wilson

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Date: Aug 21 2011 9:31 PM

# 1182 Critique Analogy

Infinity is like the Olympic Games

a: Infinity ~

b: the Olympic Games

What: "The Olympic Games exist, says Aristotle. You can't argue with that. If a passing little green man were to step out of his flying saucer (this is my addition to the story Aristotle didn't mention little green men) and asked you 'is there such a thing as the Olympic Games?' you would have to answer 'Yes.' But imagine the little green man was then to ask, in the bizarre syntax of its kind, 'Show me this Olympic Games of which you speak,' you would be stumped. There is nothing to produce because the Olympic Games aren't on right now. So the Olympic Games both exists and doesn't, it has a potential existence and that, said Aristotle, is just how it is with infinity."

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Writer: Brian Clegg

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Date: Aug 21 2011 10:53 PM

# 1183 Critique Analogy

Infinity

a: Infinity ~

b: a bellows

What: "Infinity is like a bellows, empty yet encompassing the potential of all things."

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Writer: Not stated

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Date: Aug 21 2011 11:00 PM

# 1184 Critique Analogy

Infinity Is Like A Ruler.

a: Infinity ~

b: a ruler

What: "Man, I must have hit my head pretty hard.
Infinity is like a ruler. The markings are arbitrarily set, and they are time/distance. They are essentially imaginary, because each marking can be divided down to infinity (therefore the markings don't exist). This is why there is no smallest particle (because they can continue to be divided to infinity). And from any one of those markings to infinity, the ruler becomes infinitely long and infinitely wide. The term 'universe' is just an arbitrary marking of the ruler." I suggest everyone smoke some dope and think about this for a while. It will make sense.

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Writer: romulus141592

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Date: Aug 21 2011 11:05 PM

# 1186 Critique Analogy

Infinity is like a landscape

a: Infinity ~

b: a landscape

What: "Infinity is like a landscape where you do maths. It's paradoxical properties make some mathematicians uncomfortable. They say that infinity is abstract nonsense that does not exist, that there is a largest number that to which if you add 1, then goes back to 0."

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Writer: Lazarus72

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Date: Aug 21 2011 11:09 PM

# 1187 Critique Analogy

Infinity Is Like A Bridge

a: Infinity ~

b: a bridge

What: "Infinity is like a bridge; build no house upon it. Still less, while passing over, need one complain that he does not like the view. Science does not regard problems as errors to be eliminated by right thinking. You can't eliminate anything by right thinking." Errors are eliminated in the view since they never existed in fact."

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Writer: Not stated

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Date: Aug 21 2011 11:12 PM

# 1188 Critique Analogy

infinity is like

a: infinity ~

b: trying to hold the end of a circle

What: " Using it in an equation is uneventfully common and well accepted in the mathematical community. Mismatching 9.9999......90 with .9999......99 is not. Putting digits on the end of infinity is like trying to hold the end of a circle. There is no end, hence the definition 'increasing without bound'. A bound would be the end; no bound means no end; no end means no last number."

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Writer: Not clear

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Date: Aug 21 2011 11:20 PM

# 1190 Critique Analogy

Infinity is like the old joke about a totalitarian

a: Infinity ~

b: the old joke about a totalitarian country

What: "Since pi is random and endless, we can very easily answer such questions as, "Does 0123456789 appear anywhere in pi?" The answer is yes, infinitely many times. "Oh yeah? Well, what about a hundred zeros in a row?" Same answer. And, before you ask, 314195265... is there, too, in sufficient length to have mathematicians biting their nails until some digit finally strays and there is a great sigh of relief. Infinity is like the old joke about a totalitarian country: anything that is not forbidden is mandatory. None of the above is forbidden, just highly improbable."

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Writer: mcwbr

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Date: Aug 21 2011 11:36 PM

# 1191 Critique Analogy

Infinity is like discussing an invisible horse....

a: infinity ~

b: discussing the nature of seeing an invisible horse

What: "Also, infinity isn't a number, its a concept. We annalise formulae for forces etc. and take them to infinity in order to examine the approximate state of them at long distance. There isn't really a number infinity. Discussing the nature of counting to infinity is like discussing the nature of seeing an invisible horse. "

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Writer: neverclear5

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Date: Aug 21 2011 11:50 PM

# 1193 Critique Analogy

Infinity Is Like The Monolithic Consciousness

a: Infinity ~

b: the Monolithic Consciousness

What: "Infinity is a prowl one cannot calculate. Science uses imaginary numbers to calculate something that is not real or an illusion. Maybe to comprehend INFINITY is like the Monolithic Consciousness of something that is real and an illusion. So maybe a Monolithic Consciousness is really the question of "how far do you want to go down the rabbit hole?" Is it an endless potential of possibilities?"

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Writer: Kjersten B. Winters

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Date: Aug 21 2011 11:52 PM

# 1194 Critique Analogy

The Infinity Is Like Unimaginable Eternal Light

a: The infinity ~

b: unimaginable eternal light

What: "The Infinity is like unimaginable eternal light; it is omnipresent and all-permeating. All in the universe, from a mote to a star, is filled with its rays."

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Writer: Laya-Yoga

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Date: Aug 21 2011 9:30 PM

# 1181 Critique Analogy

God Infinity Is Like Math Infinity

a: God infinity ~

b: math infinity

What: "It is in the nature of God to be infinite, and this infinity is like the infinity in mathematics: whatever you add to it or subtract from it, whatever you multiply or divide it by, it still remains the very same infinity. So does an infinite God remain the same whatever is done to Him. In his divine nature he cannot suffer or die; but being made Man he is able to do both."

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Writer: Fr Jack

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Date: Aug 21 2011 11:18 PM

# 1189 Critique Analogy

METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.