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  • Flyover July 16, 2018, 5:27 PM

    The rest of the universe may not even be “there” anymore, since we see light that began its journey millions-billions-trillions years ago.

  • Howard Nelson July 16, 2018, 6:06 PM

    And outside the borders of the Universe or Polyverse is ? Do we need a wall so that Noneness doesn’t leak in? Do we exist in Noneness as Dumbness? If so, how would we know?

  • rabbit tobacco July 16, 2018, 7:57 PM

    universe is so passe try multiverse

  • Anonymous July 16, 2018, 9:34 PM

    The universe is not an island in a sea nothingness. The universe is all there is, and is therefore, by definition, infinite in size, with an infinite number of galaxies, with each galaxy containing a black hole at its center containing an infinite number of galaxies each containing a black hole and so forth without end, and all contained in a space the size of a notional electron. What our telescopes show us is not what is. All is illusion with reality not only unobservable but unknowable.

  • Walt Erickson July 16, 2018, 9:40 PM

    The universe is not an island in a sea of nothingness. The universe is all there is, and is therefore, by definition, infinite in size, with an infinite number of galaxies, with each galaxy containing a black hole at its center containing an infinite number of galaxies each containing a black hole and so forth without end, and all contained in a space the size of a notional electron. What our telescopes show us is not what is. All is illusion with reality not only unobservable but unknowable.

  • Dan Patterson July 17, 2018, 4:40 AM

    Linear concepts cannot include a boundless anything, so which are we to dispose of? The linear thinking or the boundless?

  • Ray Van Dune July 17, 2018, 3:24 PM

    You know what is neat about the “Law of Large Numbers”? It is that anything that CAN occur, WILL occur, and not only that, it will occur a shitload of times! But the Law of Really Mind-bogglingly Huge Fucking Numbers is even cooler: anything that can occurs will occur, and it will occur an INFINITE number of times! Well okay, ALMOST an infinite number of times…

  • Vanderleun July 17, 2018, 3:30 PM

    I like that. It’s like saying “almost infinite” is pretty damn infinite even if not infinitely infinite.

  • John A. Fleming July 18, 2018, 12:09 AM

    As our perception of the ∞verse becomes ever-larger, a philosophical and teleological crisis is sneaking up on us. It’s a scale problem. In a ∞verse so wickedly vast beyond all kenning, what the heck are we?

    Hence those who just give up and exclaim, “aww, we’re just living in a Matrix”.

  • Casey Klahn July 18, 2018, 4:36 AM

    How do you make the infinite more so?