^{ Type post AuthorRobert J. Marks Date July 1, 2022 Categorized Mathematics Tagged David Hilbert (on infinities), Featured, Georg Cantor on infinities, infinity, Infinity (as understood in math), Infinity (not found in nature), Natural numbers as infinite }

## 1. Why Infinity Does Not Exist in Reality

_{A few examples will show the absurd results that come from assuming that infinity exists in the world around us as it does in math}

_{ Robert J. Marks July 1, 2022 7 Mathematics }

Does infinity exist in reality? There are, surprisingly, scientists who think infinity is a possibility even though they are unable to point to any example of infinity in reality. The great mathematician David Hilbert claimed that “the infinite is nowhere to be found in reality.” Nevertheless, the mathematical theory of infinity developed by Georg Cantor is beautiful. Hilbert was in awe of Cantor’s beautiful theory and said “No one shall drive us from the paradise which Cantor has created for us.” An assumption of the infinite leads to weird counterintuitive results. In this and the following four articles, various ludicrous properties of the infinite are explored. We’ll see, for example, that the entire Library of Congress is encoded somewhere in almost every…