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How to imagine the tenth dimension
#1
How to imagine the tenth dimension
This fucked me up



"When life begins, we are tender and weak.
When life ends, we are stiff and rigid.
All things, including the grass and the trees,
Are soft and pliable in life, dry and brittle in death.
So the soft and supple are the companions of life,
Whilst the stiff and unyielding are the companions of death.
An army that cannot yield will be defeated.
A tree that cannot bend will crack in the wind.
Thus, by nature's own decree,
The hard and strong are defeated,
Whilst the soft and gentle are triumphant."
                                                           
                                                           -Lao-tzu


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RE: How to imagine the tenth dimension
Not convinced. Also, a Möbius strip is formed using a half twist of the paper strip, not a full twist. It's close to bedtime, I'm getting pedantic and cranky... Tongue
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#3
RE: How to imagine the tenth dimension
(9th December 2016, 00:22)Fireball Wrote: Not convinced. Also, a Möbius strip is formed using a half twist of the paper strip, not a full twist. It's close to bedtime, I'm getting pedantic and cranky... Tongue

Once I figure out how to become a tenth dimensional being I'm coming after you
"When life begins, we are tender and weak.
When life ends, we are stiff and rigid.
All things, including the grass and the trees,
Are soft and pliable in life, dry and brittle in death.
So the soft and supple are the companions of life,
Whilst the stiff and unyielding are the companions of death.
An army that cannot yield will be defeated.
A tree that cannot bend will crack in the wind.
Thus, by nature's own decree,
The hard and strong are defeated,
Whilst the soft and gentle are triumphant."
                                                           
                                                           -Lao-tzu


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#4
RE: How to imagine the tenth dimension
Contrary to what the narrator says in the end, this funny exercise of viewing all possibilities and initial conditions as transitioning through new "dimensions" seems to have very little to do with the ten dimensions in which superstrings purportedly live - those are something much simpler, namely our spacetime supplied with 6 additional spatial directions. Scanning the possibilities of collapsing the many worlds quantum wave etc is something completely separate from these higher dimensions of space. In fact, it seems a gross simplification to describe all the superpositions of many worlds quantum mechanics as one additional dimension.
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalm 14, KJV revised edition

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#5
RE: How to imagine the tenth dimension
Very interesting. Thanks for posting.
"Of course, everyone will claim they respect someone who tries to speak the truth, but in reality, this is a rare quality. Most respect those who speak truths they agree with, and their respect for the speaking only extends as far as their realm of personal agreement. It is less common, almost to the point of becoming a saintly virtue, that someone truly respects and loves the truth seeker, even when their conclusions differ wildly." 

-walsh
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RE: How to imagine the tenth dimension
(9th December 2016, 10:02)Aegon Wrote:
(9th December 2016, 00:22)Fireball Wrote: Not convinced. Also, a Möbius strip is formed using a half twist of the paper strip, not a full twist. It's close to bedtime, I'm getting pedantic and cranky... Tongue

Once I figure out how to become a tenth dimensional being I'm coming after you

Huh  I thought you already had...























Big Grin
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#7
RE: How to imagine the tenth dimension
I may just be a pig-headed three dimensionalist but I'm only willing to admit one more dimension so long as we note that it is not a spatial dimension. We have three spatial dimensions and one of time. The tesseract is as entertaining as Flatland, and no more compelling. I guess what I'm trying to say is "bah, humbug". Okay, time for my meds.
Belief .. is the insistence that the truth is what one would .. wish it to be. The believer will open his mind to the truth on the condition that it fits in with his preconceived ideas and wishes. 


Faith, on the other hand, is an unreserved opening of the mind to the truth, whatever it may turn out to be.  


- Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity
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RE: How to imagine the tenth dimension
(9th December 2016, 11:23)Whateverist Wrote: I may just be a pig-headed three dimensionalist but I'm only willing to admit one more dimension so long as we note that it is not a spatial dimension. We have three spatial dimensions and one of time. The tesseract is as entertaining Flatland, and no more compelling. I guess what I'm trying to say is "bah, humbug". Okay, time for my meds.

Get off my Hyperlawn!!!
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalm 14, KJV revised edition

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RE: How to imagine the tenth dimension
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention keeping off of my entirely three dimensional lawn .. for the half of eternity starting now! *shakes fist feebly*
Belief .. is the insistence that the truth is what one would .. wish it to be. The believer will open his mind to the truth on the condition that it fits in with his preconceived ideas and wishes. 


Faith, on the other hand, is an unreserved opening of the mind to the truth, whatever it may turn out to be.  


- Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity
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RE: How to imagine the tenth dimension
(9th December 2016, 10:02)Aegon Wrote:
(9th December 2016, 00:22)Fireball Wrote: Not convinced. Also, a Möbius strip is formed using a half twist of the paper strip, not a full twist. It's close to bedtime, I'm getting pedantic and cranky... Tongue

Once I figure out how to become a tenth dimensional being I'm coming after you

Big Grin
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