. . . you have immediately demonstrated that there is a finite number of solutions even if the number is large.

Yes, it is a "finite" number, but it is a number that is effectively infinite. For example, 10**10**10**10**10**10**10**10**10**10 is a finite number. Yet, by the 4th 10, you're already past the number of seconds the Universe will survive multiplied by the number of stars in the sky. By the 6th 10, you're past the number of possible living things that will ever live in the Universe, from Big Bang to when it dies, assuming that every 10th star has planets and every 10th such system has a planet that supports life.

You see where I'm going . . .

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In reply to Re^3: Infinite JAPHs? by dragonchild
in thread Infinite JAPHs? by NateTut

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