Sunday, December 05, 2010

Possibility, Creation, and Infinity

“The actual infinite arises in three contexts: first when it is realized in the most complete form, in a fully independent otherworldly being, in Deo, where I call it the Absolute Infinite or simply Absolute; second when it occurs in the contingent, created world; third when the mind grasps it in abstracto as a mathematical magnitude, number or order type...”

“...The fear of infinity is a form of myopia that destroys the possibility of seeing the actual infinite, even though it in its highest form has created and sustains us, and in its secondary transfinite forms occurs all around us and even inhabits our minds.”

- Georg Cantor (1845 - 1918), Mathematician


“If a thing loves, it is infinite.”
- William Blake (1757 - 1827), Poet / Mystic

2 comments:

Ron said...

It is a joy to look at your work.

ilachina said...

Thank you Ron! It warms a photographer's heart to know that an image or two have touched another soul! I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment.