tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9018854373358210746.post4339803960430276428..comments2014-10-16T11:13:24.318+05:30Comments on In a Galaxy Aeons Away: Why are parallel universes uncountable?Adarsh Raohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18069533708092171772noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9018854373358210746.post-54009273981008187352012-11-10T03:35:11.917+05:302012-11-10T03:35:11.917+05:30Were you intending to use the phrase "uncount...Were you intending to use the phrase "uncountable" in the rigorous mathematical sense? I don't think the number of universes in uncountable in the rigorous mathematical sense. The number atoms in the universe is an extremely large finite number. To get the number of creatures in all of the universes we are essentially adding up an infinite number of very large amounts which would be countably infinite. The number of actions that I can take in this universe is again I would argue an extremely large number but not infinite. The total number of actions I can take would still be infinite because I would be adding up another large number infinite times; this is again countably infinite. So we now have two degrees of infinity. All the possible things there are and all the possible lives those things could live. Imagine on the possitive Y axis you have each integer represent a possible thing. And on the possitive x axis you have each integer represent a possible life for that thing. So we now have each x,y coordinate in the positive direction representing a possible thing and the life for that possible thing. That set corresponds to the rational numbers set and it is countably infinite. I just wrote this for fun by the way; I could very easily be wrong. It is temping to say I can do an uncountable number of things in my life but I really can't. If I were to try to form my very own irrational number, the number of irrational numbers are uncountable by the way, and I were to write nothing but numbers for the rest of my life, I would fail to produce my own rational number. Of all of the possible number combinations I could write down on paper in a single lifetime, not one of those numbers would be irrational. That should help demonstrate just how large uncountable is.Roberthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06142985990046914740noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9018854373358210746.post-64524703506179703862012-11-10T03:33:55.466+05:302012-11-10T03:33:55.466+05:30This comment has been removed by the author.Roberthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06142985990046914740noreply@blogger.com