Naming Infinity


Did you think “number”? It’s no number.

Without limits.  That symbol – a lemniscate – mathematical

turned mystical, which is far better because

the former sounds “knowable” and we know

only that it’s not. We can’t even name it.


(Inspired by Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity which left me knowing less about infinity and still unable to name it.)


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