"The 2 things that are infinite:

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  1. qwark profile image61
    qwarkposted 8 years ago

    The universe and human ignorance."  Einstein
    Any comments?

    1. Rafini profile image86
      Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think I'd put it as

      "The 2 things that are infinite:  The possibilities of the universe and the capacity of human ignorance."

      1. qwark profile image61
        qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ok Raf: I was close...lol
        I think that what he said was; "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
        There we go.
        Anyone disagree with that?

        1. Rafini profile image86
          Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          big_smile   It sounds so right...lol

          1. qwark profile image61
            qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Ty Sir Raf...:-)

            1. Rafini profile image86
              Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              lol  good job!  but, I think you may be right.  I still like mine, though.  lol

              1. YU_First 1 profile image59
                YU_First 1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I agree Rafini's two are good but I also like to think the two things infinite to me are the quest for knowledge and the quest for satisfaction.

                1. qwark profile image61
                  qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  YU: There's no doubt both of those are "infinite" if you are speaking of an individual lifetime.
                  I love Einsteins use of the word "stupidity" to describe us.
                  WE are certainly living up to the definition of that word.

                  1. luvpassion profile image61
                    luvpassionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    I think Einstein was describing his haircut when he used the word stupid. tongue

                  2. luvpassion profile image61
                    luvpassionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    lol you made that up!

                2. Rafini profile image86
                  Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  YU - that sounds dangerous!  lol  What you're saying is...you're never satisfied. hmm  Are you sure that's what you want to say?  smile

                  1. Denise Handlon profile image88
                    Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    That's a good point Rafini (re: YU's statement).  I would agree that the Universe is infinite.  Not sure I agree with the 'stupidity' one.  I'll have to ponder that one.  smile

    2. lady_love158 profile image60
      lady_love158posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We don't know that the universe is infinite, but democrat stupidity definitely is!

    3. ceciliabeltran profile image71
      ceciliabeltranposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      agree

      orbits of zero where the destination is either 0 or 1.

      1. qwark profile image61
        qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Celia:   ?????    :-)

        1. ceciliabeltran profile image71
          ceciliabeltranposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          lol just posturing as usual.

    4. Ben Evans profile image69
      Ben Evansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      He was being facetious when speaking about ignorance.  As far as the universe is concerned there are arguments for and against infinity.

      1. qwark profile image61
        qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ben:
        I corrected the quote.
        You'll have to go back to page 1 to find it.

  2. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    After last week I think I can safely say that only two things are infinate,

    The limits of human stupidity, and the line at the post office.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      funny

  3. chip22 profile image59
    chip22posted 8 years ago

    If any one thing is truly infinite, can any other thing possibly be so?

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ..uhhh, I guess human stupidity will last only as long as we humans do..:-)

    2. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      chip--that's an interesting question.

  4. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Well, our knowledge of the universe has grown somewhat since he lived. I think he'd be impressed, but we still have the ignorance issue. big_smile

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey ral: You've noticed? .....lol

  5. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    The 2 things that are infinite:

    Suzy Simm's boobs lol

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      we won't know till ya post a pic of 'em....:-)

  6. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    he abhorred socks too. and sometimes he wore that funky white handkerchief on his head with 4 little knots. big_smile

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ...he was "hip!"  :-)

  7. mega1 profile image76
    mega1posted 8 years ago

    Ignorance is bliss!  So that means bliss is infinite, too!

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ...never enjoyed "bliss" so I can't speak to that...:-)

      1. mega1 profile image76
        mega1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        didn't anyone ever tickle you?

        1. qwark profile image61
          qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          hahaha...yeh, but dangit, I'm not ticklish.  :-)

  8. mega1 profile image76
    mega1posted 8 years ago

    It occurs to me that "ours is not to reason why, ours is just to do or die" is the passive-aggresive statement of the century.  Just wanted you to know that.  In case.

    I will write a hub on how to get ticklish!

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol...i've been tickled and it's just irritating...I'll pass..lol  :-)

      1. mega1 profile image76
        mega1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Deleted

        1. qwark profile image61
          qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          whoa!...depends upon the kind'a "lickin'" yer talking about...lol  :-)

          1. mega1 profile image76
            mega1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            forget I said that, I don't know what my mind was doing then.

            so, yeah, bliss!  space out

            1. qwark profile image61
              qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              hahaha...My mind went there too...lol
              Funny!

  9. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Einstein is up there watching us now.

    http://www.things-to-say.com/Christian/christian-graphics/eye/picture.jpg

  10. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    "The 2 things that are infinite:"

    (a) Human potential
    (b) Wisdom(because there is always something new to be gained)

    Just a thought.


    *so I guess there are more than 2 things* lol lol

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      CAgs: Gotta agree with ya. As long as the human exists, the potential is there.
      I've written "hubs" about "that" potential.

    2. Rafini profile image86
      Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Not to argue, Cags, but wouldn't Human Potential & Wisdom be the same thing?  And, basically, the opposite of the capacity for stupidity?

      I'm thinking along these lines....human's can only reach their unlimited potential if, and only if, it's first unlocked by a lower capacity for stupidity.

      1. ceciliabeltran profile image71
        ceciliabeltranposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        stupidity is not ignorance...ignorance is the unknown, and stupidity is despite the known, yes some still choose to behave/believe otherwise.

        stupidity is not infinite, it is a fixed point that is immovable because it cannot learn.

        1. Rafini profile image86
          Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          understood, but don't think I can agree.  stupidity is, plainly put, a lack of intelligence.  ignorance is, plainly put, a lack of knowledge.  how can one not be the other? 

          I believe ignorance to be a choice because knowledge is always available, whereas intelligence is limited to what is known at the present time.

          1. ceciliabeltran profile image71
            ceciliabeltranposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            well a lot of people are ignorant of say...my real life and may judge me based on my forum comments but they are not stupid, just uninterested.

            Most people don't know that they are ignorant, but stupid people, know they're stupid and chose to be stupid.

            1. Rafini profile image86
              Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              stupidity is not infinite, it is a fixed point that is immovable because it cannot learn.

              this is from your post just prior to mine.

              Most people don't know that they are ignorant, but stupid people, know they're stupid and chose to be stupid.

              this is from your most recent post.

              Is it true stupid people can't learn or do they choose stupidity??

              Ignorance is a choice to not be aware, while intelligence (the opposite of stupidity) is limited to what is known about the world at the time of existence. 

              (btw - interest, or lack of, has nothing to do with ignorance or intelligence.  it's a controlled choice)

    3. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      @Cagsil--Human potential, agreeably, is infinite.  Thanks for bringing that one up.

  11. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 8 years ago

    Human ignorance and the love of money.

  12. timorous profile image82
    timorousposted 8 years ago

    Time and human stupidity (I've encountered more than my fair share of the latter the last couple of weeks neutral)

  13. anime_nanet profile image61
    anime_nanetposted 8 years ago

    F U C K and more F U C K

  14. Daniel Carter profile image73
    Daniel Carterposted 8 years ago

    Taxes and alimony.

    1. anime_nanet profile image61
      anime_nanetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That too

  15. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    numbers

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      that's a good one, too.  smile

  16. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 8 years ago

    Two things that are infinite:

    Human potential and the possibilities that exsist in this (infinite) Universe.   smile

  17. wilbury4 profile image69
    wilbury4posted 8 years ago

    What about "Time"? Isn't time infinite? Even if the world somehow ends, wouldn't time continue to run?

    1. YU_First 1 profile image59
      YU_First 1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That remains to be ascertained, no...?

    2. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How can time be infinite...it is a constraint created by man.  Time does not actually exsist-does it?

      1. Ipeoney profile image82
        Ipeoneyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        sky and coconut wine

  18. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
    schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years ago

    well, science doesn't know the universe is infinite and ignorance can't be or we'd all die lol

    i say God and life after death big_smile

 
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