This book was really interesting: a discussion about ideas about infinity - history, paradoxes, implications, conditions of... It's a concept I took for granted. If space weren't infinite, then what would be on the other side, where it ends? Where would numbers end? Where would time end?
Most of the book is written for the layman with a basic knowledge of mathematics and some in the principles of physics. But the beginning rehashes some of this, so even if your knowledge were rudimentary you'd get it.
The author starts off asserting some of the concepts I have taken for granted. Then he proceeds to shoot them, and more, down, until you're confused about where this is going. In the next chapter, though, he explains more about why various conceptions of the finite and the infinite are problematic. He presents all sides of the argument and remains on the side of science only.
Read this if you enjoy popular science - you need some motivation to plough through some of these chapters.
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John Barrow a professor of applied mathematics has written a fascinating, but rather meandering exploration of infinity. Particularly the concept of infinity in three flavors sheds light on the development of thinking about infinity. He suggests that there are three types of infinity: mathematical infinity, physical infinity, and absolute transcendental infinity. Mathematical infinity is the concept associated with concepts in mathematics. Physical infinity is the infinity found in nature like the concept of infinite density found in a singularity like the beginning of the universe or inside a black hole. Last is the concept of the infinite associated with spirituality and concepts of eternity or God.
The major insight that I got from reading this book and reflecting on the thinking of cosmologists is that we have no real experience of the infinite. Infinity is a useful concept, but we only can view or fully understand the finite.
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