“…very nearly the only languages on earth that don’t have a commonly used word for an intangible life force connected to the breath are those spoken nowadays in the industrial nations of the modern West.” J. Greer

The word “infinite” along with such synonyms as “limitless” and “boundless” are thought stoppers rather than meaningful concepts, because the human mind can’t actually think about infinity in any meaningful sense. When somebody says “X is infinite”, what they may be saying is “I refuse to think about X.” – G. Hardin (paraphrased from Filters Against Folly, How to Survive despite Economists, Ecologists, and the Merely Eloquent)

“I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity.” S. de Beauvoir

It is good a philosopher should remind himself, now and then, that he is a particle pontificating on infinity.” A. Durant

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