August 26, 2009

Wednesday Wisdom

It is known that there is an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the product of a deranged imagination.

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  1. Questionable physics, bad maths, but nice conclusion.

  2. Anonymous8:33 PM

    "Questionable physics, bad maths, but nice conclusion."

    The product of a deranged imagination no less.

    Just like qwerty and associates.

    Deranged is OK - isn't it?


  3. Yes, deranged, one and all.

    Will implement promptly.

  4. Nice comments from a "radical atheist".

    He may be wrong, but he sounds more right than some of the accepted theories of today.

  5. I would have to question your maths Timmy. I'm rather inclined to accept the theory.

    Beats the crap out of being a Catholic or a Buddhist.

    That's my logic.

    That, and the notion that we're all nothing more than deranged minds. Has a suspiciously sound ring to it.

  6. It sticks out like a sore thumb - everytime I read the passage, I think 'a finite amount subtracted from an infinite amount does not result in another finite amount'.