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Dimensions of Space
How many dimensions are there?
It wasn't too long ago, that scientists announced that they believed there to be 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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