Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Philosophical Question

Is something infinitely small the same as nothing?

6 comments:

Penny said...

no

Susan said...

Aah, but why not?

Penny said...

an atom - even at its very small size - is still important and cannot be done without.....so there!

Susan said...

However is an atom infinitely small? Infinity is an abstract concept of course, but an atom is still larger than infinitesimal and it is not continuing to grow smaller.
haha I love abstractions. Thanks for your comments.

bullwinkle said...

Depends on your perception of
nothing....
And, according to different
philosophers (particularly
those within the Hitch
Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy)
if there really is anything
to begin with. :)

Susan said...

I am always interested in what the definition of infinity is when attempting to go beyond the abstract.