Counting Infinities

For this weekend’s casual documentary segment, I give you the BBC’s bizarrely excellent documentary about that mysterious entity of the meta-physical universe – Infinity. It is one of those seemingly simple concepts on the surface – that which is endless – but its implications are profound. The idea of infinity affects time, space, core principles of mathematics and even our perceptions of reality.

What is the biggest number? Is the universe infinite? How did the universe begin? Might every event repeat again and again and again and again… Is the Earth just one of uncountable copies, tumbling through an unending void? Your intuition is no use here. Faith alone can’t save you.

With a blurb like that, there is no reason why one wouldn’t watch this documentary.


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