So are you saying you understand the size of our universe? Who's to say it never ends? The whole concept is rather useless if you're going to use that logic
No I am saying that we are like little children in a nursery that think we have profound understanding of something that is beyond us and like children we will make a lot of noise to get our beliefs accepted. Infinity is a word that is misused and does not mean what is in most peoples minds, it is more descriptive of a state of play rather that an absolute definition. It almost means we dont understand but this will do until we can.
Yes, nice analogy. But if you believe this, we would have the need for the word infinite, unless you propose these little children remove the word and use others that describe things which they don't understand. Infinite
means something without bounds, or limits. You can believe everything in this universe, or multiverse has a limit, but that's just a belief. I don't think the word infinite is useless, or describes something we don't understand, it's just one of the ways to look at our universe. We'll probably never really know if it's infinite or not, so why throw the idea out the window.
ah yes well if the universe is expanding than it would inherintly have to be finite because if it is infinite it canot expand. and because of what we now about the redshift effect we know the universe is expanding
so baisicly expanding universe=finite universe.
Think of it this way: if you blow up a balloon, eventually it will pop. But when it does, it will create more balloons, and those popping balloons will create more balloons. This is similar to our universe, in science. So in terms of infinite, I would say, with this logic, that it has the ability to infinitely expand. So if you could pause time (considering time really exists) then the universe would most likely be finite, or appear finite, but since we can't, then the universe would be infinite.
Then that brings to question whether you believe in eternity or not. Both concepts are mind boggling to me. If eternity doesn't exist, did we, and our universe simply come into being, but from what, it had to start somewhere, right? If it does, did we ever truly start? Eternity has no beginning. Eternity has no end. And since our universe is expanding in an infinite way, if eternity did exist, it would support the infinite nature of our universe.