A memory that frequently inhabits my consciousness is that of a lesson taught by my religious education teacher in senior school.
He likened the conditions and occurrences that resulted in the creation of the planet we inhabit to a hurricane in a junk yard resulting in the creation of a fully functioning car. An am impressionable child could easily digest that notion and shape their personality and life based on that notion.
While it sounds like a reasonable comparison, it fails to take in to consideration the concept of infinity, in this instance, relating to the conditions that existed before existence as we know it.
For example, the likelihood of the aforementioned eventuality occurring is obviously incredibly close to zero. But not zero. To apply that same notion to existence as we know it, given an infinite number of junk yards, and an infinite number of hurricanes hitting them, not only is it possible that a fully functioning car would eventually be produced, it is inevitable. In fact, not only is it inevitable it would occur once, it would occur an infinite amount of times.
No matter how unlikely the conditions that resulted in our existence would come to fruition, given an infinite amount of chances, it is inevitable that it would occur, not only once, but an infinite amount of times. While we exhibit behaviour indicative of free will, and maybe that is the case, given an infinite amount of chances, we would live the same life an infinite amount of times. Additionaly, we would live the same life, with one slight deviation, a slight difference in the pronunciation of one syllable, in one sentence, on one day an infinite amount of times.
That is not to say that each individual would “live”, and experience the events in the same consciousness, only that ones physical form would follow the same path.
Is that a reasonable interpretation of 'Infinity'?