Is an unnumbered great crowd possible?
You came up with a question everyone thinks about but nobody asks out loud. I've always asked this in my mind. It would have to be a number far greater than what this planet could hold. We're in the billions now and we can still measure even "Googol". You know what that is? Googol is 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.
A googol has no particular significance in mathematics, but is useful when comparing with other very large quantities such as the number of subatomic particles in the visible universe or the number ofchess game moves possible hypothetically. Edward Kasner used it to illustrate the difference between an unimaginably large number and infinity, and in this role it is sometimes used in teaching mathematics.
So maybe the Great Crowd has to reach Googol. If it does, then we need a bigger planet...seeing as how only 6 billion (6,000,000,000) is considered "overpopulation".
More proof that the Bible is BS.
Ha ha ha.. love it.
Just more proof the bible was inspired by the thoughts and limitations of bronze-age era men - not by a god.
And from the JW perspective - if "no man is able to number" the great crowd - then how is the WT able to publish yearly reports with 'the numbers'? Should not calculating such a sum be impossible were JW the ones that comprise the "Great Crowd"? Clearly those yearly reports fly in the face of the bible's words.