Philosopher's proof for an infinite universe?
it goes something like this: imagine a man throws an arrow/dart towards the space. the arrow will go on forever, unless it reaches a boundary. if the arrow never reaches a boundary, the universe is infinite. if the arrow reaches a boundary, it must also mean that the universe is inifinite (since the boundary occupies space, i.e. there is always something behind this boundary.)
therefore, the universe is infinite.
anyone knows the philosopher who provided this proof? if i remember correctly, it was an ancient philosopher. please help!
in the thought experiment, a spear was used instead of an arrow. this argument is considered as a compelling one, even till now. if anyone is interested, you can read up on the thought experiment here:
thanks once again!