• An infinite number of angels could dance on the head of a pin. If angels had a body only one could dance on the head of a pin but they don't have body so the answer stays with infinite. We tend to think of the word "dance" as physical but there's also a spiritual dance and angels fall into that category because they don't take up space. Wasn’t the "original" question - how many angels could stand on the point of a pin? Dance or stand the answer is still infinite.
  • As many as you would like. Heaven and angels work outside our realm of thinking. Time and space no longer exist, therefore, with God, nothing is impossible.
  • the question of how many angels can dance on the head of a pin is an ancient form of the mathematical question concerning the inverse relationship between infinity and zero and whether any number divided by infinity was zero or infinitesimally insignificant. The first reaction is that the answer is zero. However, if I were to compare myself to infinity, I would find myself to be infinitesimally insignificant, yet still existing. From the point of view of an ancient person the issue would have been whether there would be a great many angels or infinite angels. Within that mathematical model, the answer would tend toward the infinite. However, in the modern quantum age when we are making advances in the nature of the very large and the very small, the answer would tend toward very many.
  • According to Ponder Stibbons, 16. The wizards of Discworld's Unseen University counted them. Terry Pratchett said so.
  • As many Angels that WANT to, of course !
  • Depends on what dance they're doing.
  • I think there is a prior question which has gone unasked and therefore unanswered: How many angels can dance? Until this question is addressed, there's no "point" (sorry, pun intended)in seeking answers to the question above.

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