How did you come to the conclusion that gut feelings are finite? Are there not things you "feel" that you could never put into words? There are for me (other than the current topic of course)
Feelings and words dont match up perfectly, but that doesnt mean they are infinite. There are things I can see that I cant fully put into words either, but I know
my sight is limited - I have a finite number of receptors in my eyeballs that can produce up to a finite number of electrical signals, in response to a finite spectrum of wavelengths of light.
Personally Id suggest that one piece of evidence that feelings arent infinite is the similarity of my feelings compared to other people. Ive never felt an emotion that seemed like it was completely different to anything anyone else had ever had before. Ive never heard anyone else describe an emotion that was so completely foreign to me that I had no idea what it would be like. When somebody tells me that they feel sad, I know what feeling sad is like... I dont suddenly have new emotions that are completely out of the blue and unlike anything Ive ever heard of.
While we may have a variety of emotions and an infinite level of detail within that range (ie: If I have a sadness of 1 someone else can have a sadness of 0.7 or infinite other numbers between 0.0 and 1.0), we dont have infinite range of emotions.
Actually... now that Im thinking about it, Im not convinced that we dont have infinite language anyway. If I have an emotion I cant describe, I can invent the word "I feel very blarglargle" which perfectly describes the emotion. It might not be very useful for talking to other people
, but the word now exists and has a meaning. And I can put together letters and sounds in infinite combinations to make infinite language.
What youre actually saying is that we dont have an infinite ability to understand each other. And Id argue that the only reason for that is that we dont have infinite time
to share our words and create the mutual understanding. Hypothetically, if we were in heaven and therefore had infinite
time to discuss, do you have a reason to think we wouldnt eventually be able to fully understand each other regarding any particular given subject?
To your question about an infinite dictionary - yes. If we had infinite time and infinite amounts of paper, we could write an infinite dictionary.