In science and mathematics the concept of infinity is used liberally as though we all fully understand and accept the concept, but does it really make sense? This group is a place to voice your opinion on the concept of infinity itself and on its usage within mathematics and science.
Does 0.999… = 1?
Can unending decimals like 0.333… and 0.999… be static unchanging things containing an actual infinity of digits? If we closely examine the history of mathematics and if we object to the non-scientific assertions made in the name of mathematics, then perhaps one third cannot equal 0.333… and perhaps 0.999… can’t equal 1. Worse still, could the fact that our mathematicians readily accept the logic behind 0.999… = 1 mean that all of our science and technology is underpinned by a system (of mathematics) built entirely upon faith-based supernatural beliefs? See this video for an in-depth discussion of these points.
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