New Dimensions

Dimensions of Space

Space has many dimensions
Space has many dimensions
These dimensions cannot readily be seen
These dimensions cannot readily be seen
Knowledge of these dimensions, could give us a different look of space
Knowledge of these dimensions, could give us a different look of space

How many dimensions are there?

It wasn't too long ago, that scientists announced that they believed there to beĀ  another dimension to traditional thinking. This, they claimed, was the only answer as to why their mathematical formula would not add up. If there was another dimension, then their formula, may, make sense.

Now, scientists are claiming that there could be as many as 12 new dimensions. This disturbs me. Not the thought that there may be many extra dimensions but the thought that our scientists may be jumping to conclusions in an un- scientific manner.

A boy walks into a classroom with 1 sweet in each hand. The teacher asks him, how many sweets he has. The boy answers 4. The teacher asks how he makes 4. The boy replies, 1 in each hand (1st Dimension), 1 in my mouth (2nd Dimension) and 1 in my belly (3rd Dimension). The next day, another boy walks into the classroom with 1 sweet in each hand. The teacher asks him, how many sweets he has. The boy replys 4. The teacher says "I know. You have 1 in each hand, 1 in your mouth and 1 in your belly". No, the boy says. I have 1 in each hand and 2 in my mouth.

The point is. The teacher should not of assumed the presence of the 3rd Dimension, without fully understanding and quantifying the 2nd Dimension.

Until scientists fully understand the first new dimension and can fully quantify its affects on the known dimensions, how can they just assume another new dimension.

I thought science was about proving theories based on facts. Not making theories based on assumptions, based on assumptions.

If the knowledge of the universe was a library, we would still be reading the first sentence in the first book. As we get to the end of each sentence, paragraph, chapter Etc.. We should not try to answer the question of how many books are in the library or pertain to know all of the knowledge contained in the library. We should patiently read each page, fully taking in the plot and stop trying to skip to the back page to find the conclusion.

If a formula does not add up, you shouldn't just assume another dimension at will. If a formula does not add up, yet, you are sure of the answer, then is the question correct. The teacher should of asked the first boy how many sweets he had in his hands. Then, he would of received the answer he expected.

If scientists continue to assume new dimensions before proving any, instead of receiving a Nobel prize for Science, they will find themselves with a Pulitzer prize for fiction.

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bob 3 years ago

You just now noticed that science is just like religion? Hah. Its ok though because there probably are more dimensions.

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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Will be back to read this very interested in these areas . Thanks for a great answer to my question and it was only life I was thinking . Thanks.


sarturus 5 years ago

i believe ive found ways to explain god with science on a mentel or energy level i have had odd experiences with the feeling of energy and how it affects the material word ive come to the conclusion the energy that drives animates and binds all living bodys and plants animals the earth etc is not part of the physical world and angels are aliens able to comunicate on an etherial level with our subconciess mind because our consciousness is not yet ready for a being that is part of us like a symbiosis to materialize in physical form from different dimensions which is why they will talk telepathically with whomever will care enuff about the world and universe to listen

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rafken 5 years ago from The worlds my oyster Author

Mike - You surprise me, I didn't know your IQ could get lower. Has it perhaps found a new dimension?

Mike 5 years ago

And I'm sorry, but the analogy was horrible! I felt my IQ dropping as I read it.

Mike 5 years ago

I Have one very large problem with this read, and that is, if everyone thought like you, science would move so slow that we'd still be riding horse and carriage by now.

Personally you just sound scared of the idea, without actually questioning or bringing up why scientists are starting to believe the theory in the first place.

On another note you just seem really uneducated in the field that you're trying to have a strong opinion on.

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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA

This was a well written questioning of a theory postuated out of desperation, lacking all but imagination. Why stop at 12 dimensions? The roulette wheel gives us at least 48 choices if one wishes to arbitrarily pick a likely number.

I agree with you completely as to the fragile and flimsy basis for the M-theory.


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rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster Author

RocketCityWriter. I agree, it would be nice if our book had pictures to help us understand.

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RocketCityWriter 6 years ago from Alabama

I like your library analogy and I would have to agree that we are very early in our reading, but I'd like to add a dimension :) - maybe we're only first graders trying to read a book at the 12th grade level??

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rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster Author

Rose. Thanks for your input.

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Rose Kolowinski 6 years ago

Theories are just starting points. There have been many wrong assumptions throughout history, but eventually other scientists come along and either prove or disprove them. Very interesting reading, rafken!

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rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster Author

dallas93444 Yes it is, we must just have patience. Thanks for the comment.

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dallas93444 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

Three steps forward, one step backward... It is a process.

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rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster Author

Daniel V. Thanks for your comment.

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Daniel V. 6 years ago from Romania

Nice hub, rafken!

A scientist must have an open mind and a lot of imagination power because sometimes you just need to think ahead of the facts. They may not know why the formula doesn't add up, but they may know what the formula would need in order to add up, or at least they think they know. The point is they'll never know for sure unless they try. That's what Einstein did when he realized that 'the time', as the forth dimension, was the only thing that could explain and complete his formulas/theory :)

You're right about the universe, we don't know everything about it, not even close, but I personally think that we're over the first chapter of the first book at least, and I realize that by just looking back to the last hundred years 'discoveries', but that could be because usually, I'm an optimist. Good job!

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