quote:

**Schik wrote:**
Level: ∞

Please. Ouroborous is the lowest level of infinity, aleph null. There are in fact an infinite number of infinities, designated in "

rank order"

by aleph_(n), where n is some number. I think we're talking at least level: aleph_(aleph null).

Or possibly level:

Aleph_
(aleph_
(aleph_
(aleph_
...nested to aleph null levels...
)
)
).

Or even level:

Aleph_
(aleph_
(aleph_
(aleph_
(...nested to aleph_(aleph null) levels...)
)
)
).

Hell, we could just call it level:

Aleph_(aleph_(aleph_(aleph_(...
nested to aleph_(aleph_(aleph_(...
nested to aleph null levels...
))) levels...
)))).

But hey, why not just make the nesting infinite? We could have level:

Aleph_(aleph_(...
nested to aleph_(aleph_(...
nested to aleph_(aleph_(...
(repeated aleph null times)...
)) levels...
)) levels...
)).

But that opens the door to level:

Aleph_(aleph_(...
nested to aleph_(aleph_(...
nested to aleph_(aleph_(...
(repeated aleph_(aleph null) times)))...
)) levels...
)) levels...
)).

And that in turn leads naturally to to level:

Aleph_(aleph_(...
nested to aleph_(aleph_(...
nested to aleph_(aleph_(...
(repeated aleph_(aleph_(...
nested to aleph null levels...
)) times
)) levels))
levels))
)).

But now we're in trouble, because we have level:

Aleph_(aleph_(...
nested to aleph_(aleph_(...
nested to aleph_(aleph_(...
(repeated aleph_(aleph_(...
nested to aleph_(aleph_(...
(repeated aleph null times)...
levels...))
times)))
levels))
levels))
)).

And that middle nesting sequence could potentially be repeated indefinitely. Aleph null times, in fact. Or aleph_aleph(null). Or nested and repeated aleph null. And that will itself generate another, larger pattern that can be repeated an infinite number of times. This process will, of course,

*itself* be workable for an infinite number of times. Or aleph null. Or aleph null nested and repeated.

I think, taken to its conclusions (especially if we get

*silly* about it), this may possibly require more space than the title entry on the sidebar has to offer.

Maybe we could just sort of call him Alpha and Omega?

Edit: Well, that's the mother of all post collisions. Why could you not have decided a few minutes later, o Legendary Roach Egg?

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Absolute stupidity

Kills absolutely.

*[Last edited by Fafnir at 01-18-2007 08:51 PM]*