From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 15:44:54 +0100 Archived: Sun, 16 Jun 2013 08:06:25 -0400 Subject: Re: Kathleen Marden On Coast To Coast >From: Eleanor White <ewraven1.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:00:38 -0400 >Subject: Re: Kathleen Marden On Coast To Coast >>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 03:37:59 +0100 >>Subject: Re: Kathleen Marden On Coast To Coast ><snip> >>We'd better be precise when talking of 'dimensions'. >"Dimensions" has more than one shade of meaning. >You can talk about the strict usage of "dimension" as meaning >length, width, height, and time found in lower level physics >textbooks. >But when people talk about beings "from another dimension", >that's really about beings from another dimension _set_. Hi Eleanor Your 'other dimension set' is an example of 'other worlds' or maybe 'parallel existences' ideas - my reference was to the classical 'Flatland' concept of a single universe with some of its inhabitants having length, width and height, but _others_ inhabiting a portion (or majority) of the universe where they have length, width, height and another unknown dimension. In that situation the three dimensional beings would only see what a four-dimensional visitor wanted them to see. However, as I said before I don't believe that situation applies - and here's a small diagram (from John D Barrow's 'The Constants of Nature' p. 222) showing the reasons why just three dimensions are required for the observed universe, at www.perceptions.couk.com/uef/imgs/timespace.gif I.e. with any less or any more than three dimensions we wouldn't be alive. And in any case, there seems to be a basic relationship, first noticed by Kant, between the number of physical dimensions and the acting-ratio of gravity: in our three dimensional universe gravity acts as inverse square of distance, with 4 dimensions gravity would act as the inverse cube. Cheers Ray D Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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