Thursday, September 13, 2007

Lucas groks "infinity"

Lucas asked me to count to infinity the other day. I told him that infinity means that numbers go on forever and there isn't an end. He then asked, "Well, can you count at least close to infinity?"

Kevin, overhearing our conversation, brought out this ring with wooden balls on it (I think it's some kind of Buddhist prayer bracelet) to help Lucas understand the concept. He told Lucas that to understand infinity, to start with one of the balls and just keep counting and not to stop.

Lucas started to do this then stopped. He said, "It just keeps going around and around and around. Just like the cars at the Dinoco 400 race!"

Come back soon to read about Lucas' answer to "Is there a god?".

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