Infinite universe declares all unique snowflakes occur infinite number of times.
A chemist, an engineer, and a mathematician are stranded on an island when a can of food rolls ashore. The chemist and engineer debate for hours on different methods to open the can. Then suddenly the mathematician gets a bright idea: “Assume we have a can opener …”
In order to make calculations about the size, scope, and development of the universe, most scientists and mathematicians will assume that the universe is infinite. However, if you assume the universe is infinite, than you’re also making assumptions about possibility and probability. Namely that anything that could possibly happen will happen, and it will happen an infinite number of times.
For example, I’m sitting at my computer and talking to my roommate. If the universe is infinite, then somewhere else in the universe someone who looks and speaks exactly like me is talking to their roommate who looks and speaks exactly like Ellen. Somewhere else, someone who looks like me is talking to a completely different roommate, and somewhere else we’re all doing the same thing but we’re green and have wheels instead of feet. The probability of this happening is infinitely small, but not zero, so in an infinite universe we can’t rule it out as a possibility.
If this is mind-bending or dehumanizing or stressing you out in anyway, don’t sweat it too hard. I’m sure your mom still thinks you are infinitely special!