science fiction novel
John Northern Science Fiction and Technology

   In the past, many logical problems created by infinity have been unsolvable, but the purpose of this paper is to lessen the problems and to show that infinity has the answers to all questions.
   This means that a cure for any particular disease can be found. This means there is an answer for poverty. There is a solution to bring about a peaceful existence for everyone and every country upon the Earth. There is a means for addressing the overpopulation of our beautiful planet. It may seem unrealistic to have such a positive existence, but somewhere in infinity there is a planet that has these qualities, and this means that it can exist on Earth.

Chapter 1

The History of the Concept of Infinity

   "Infinity commonly inspires feelings of awe, futility and fear. Who as a child did not lie in bed filled with a slowly mounting terror while sinking into the idea of a universe that goes on and on, forever and ever? Blasť Pascal puts this feeling very well. 'When I consider the small span of my life absorbed in the eternity of all time, or the small part of space which I can touch or see engulfed by the infinite immensity of spaces that I know not and that know me not, I am frightened and astonished to see my self here instead of there … now instead of then.'" 1

   "The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite." 2

   Before delving into the topic of infinity, the concept must be clearly understood. "Infinite" is described by Webster's Dictionary as being,

   "1. adj. absolutely without limits, endless || too great to be measured on any imaginable scale, God's infinite mercy || (loosely) very great || (gram., of a verb form) not limited by person, number or mood || (math.) of a value or series the limit of which cannot be defined or expressed 2. n. something infinite [fr. L. infinitus, unbounded]" 3

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