well... yes... it is possible... but highly improbable....Glemp wrote:(Fixed your quotes)willpell wrote:It is mathematically impossible to subtract any number from infinity and be left with less than "still infinity". That's kind of the whole point of infinity. If there are literally infinite realities in the Maze at any moment, then no amount of mere attrition can ever change that fact. So whether or not the limit of 218 originally existed, it must have been imposed at some point.Glemp wrote:Possibly, there are just 218 parties within the FMK specification that haven't won the maze yet - ours did lose a lot, after all.

Isn't it possible that while the total no. of realities is infinite, the number that meet the requirements to compete with FMK is very large, but finite?

to simplify.

say every humanoid in every reality is made up of 3 times 2d6

1a 1d6 = head type, 1b 1d6 = intelligence

2a 1d6 = torso type, 2b 1d6 = health

3a 1d6 = leg/arm type, 3b 1d6 = Strength/speed

lets set the maze requirement to be All head, torso and leg/arm types must be 3,4,5 or 6 (fitted to the atmosphere/physical laws of the maze) and intelligence, heath and strength must be 4,5 or 6 (sub human, human and super human)

now in this case only 1/6 or all realities will be allowed in per average.

it is possible that at some point the head die will seen to not produce anything but head type 1 or 2... and thus, the "thing" wont be compatible with the atmosphere of the maze, but it is unlikely it will do it for many times in a row...

if is courses more likely that just 1 of the 6 die will turn up to low for the maze. but even then, with an infinite number of rolls, it is just extreeeeeeemy unlikely that there wont always be just one more. the unlikeliness is so huge that most mathematicians would simply just say, nope, there will always be one more, and one more and so one.

probability bah... everything is impossibly possible no matter how improbably!