# Infinity denial

**Infinity denial** is a liberal tendency to deny the power, scope, or usefulness of infinity. The roots of this tendency may be a tendency to disbelieve eternity, or biblical parables or miracles that highlight the logic of infinity. Infinity denial is a type of the more general liberal denial.

Infinity denial is a root cause of anxiety, depression, regret, and pessimism. Atheism and agnosticism are both based in an illogical infinity denial, and by correcting this error then unlimited faith and happiness can follow.

Infinity denial includes an incorrect denial that an infinite series of numbers can have infinite subseries.

Denial that pi contains pi is another manifestation of infinity denial.

## Apeirophobia

Apeirophobia is a well-established fear of infinity, by which an individual can even have a panic attack at the suggestion of it.^{[1]}

*Psych Times* uses the example of pi to explain apeirophobia:^{[2]}

“ | The concept of infinity or eternity is very difficult to grasp. For instance, the number π (Pi) is an infinite number: 3.14159... Such an infinite number is very difficult to conceive, yet it still exists. There are many objective things, such as numbers, which can actually be eternal. However, the real debate begins with the material world. | ” |

### Possible approaches

*Practical Psychology* explains:^{[3]}

“ | Exposure therapy may help someone deal with their fear of eternity. Of course, you can’t really exposure someone to eternity - but you can expose them to the idea of it. Therapists may ask patients to think about eternity, then implement breathing techniques or other practices to help calm them down as they reflect on eternity. As they continue this therapy, the patient will become calmer, faster, while thinking about infinity. | ” |

## Einstein

Albert Einstein appears to have been a denier of infinity in the physical world, and that may have led him to his erroneous instance on a closed, static universe.

Einstein also initially rejected the existence of black holes, perhaps again due to his aversion to infinity as black holes have infinite density at their core.