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# Can our brains see the fourth dimension?

 Posts: 1,309 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 4/1/2015 1:42:28 PMPosted: 2 years agoI found this on a site called How Stuff Works and figured that it might help to better describe what I and some others are addressing around here.The FOURTH DIMENSION and beyond to other dimensions and on...>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Can our brains see the fourth dimension?by Molly EdmondsThe success of 2009's "Avatar" demonstrates that moviegoers appreciate the difference between 2-D and 3-D, and they're willing to pay a little more for an upgrade. Most of us are accustomed to watching 2-D; even though characters on the screen appear to have depth and texture, the image is actually flat. But when we put on those 3-D glasses, we see a world that has shape, a world that we could walk in. We can imagine existing in such a world because we live in one. The things in our daily life have height, width and length. But for someone who's only known life in two dimensions, 3-D would be impossible to comprehend. And that, according to many researchers, is the reason we can't see the fourth dimension, or any other dimension beyond that. Physicists work under the assumption that there are at least 10 dimensions, but the majority of us will never "see" them. Because we only know life in 3-D, our brains don't understand how to look for anything more.In 1884, Edwin A. Abbot published a novel that depicts the problem of seeing dimensions beyond your own. In "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions," Abbot describes the life of a square in a two-dimensional world. Living in 2-D means that the square is surrounded by circles, triangles and rectangles, but all the square sees are other lines. One day, the square is visited by a sphere. On first glance, the sphere just looks like a circle to the square, and the square can't comprehend what the sphere means when he explains 3-D objects. Eventually, the sphere takes the square to the 3-D world, and the square understands. He sees not just lines, but entire shapes that have depth. Emboldened, the square asks the sphere what exists beyond the 3-D world; the sphere is appalled. The sphere can't comprehend a world beyond this, and in this way, stands in for the reader. Our brains aren't trained to see anything other than our world, and it will likely take something from another dimension to make us understand.But what is this other dimension? Mystics used to see it as a place where spirits lived, since they weren't bound by our earthly rules. In his theory of special relativity, Einstein called the fourth dimension time, but noted that time is inseparable from space. Science fiction aficionados may recognize that union as space-time, and indeed, the idea of a space-time continuum has been popularized by science fiction writers for centuries [source: Overbye]. Einstein described gravity as a bend in space-time. Today, some physicists describe the fourth dimension as any space that's perpendicular to a cube -- the problem being that most of us can't visualize something that is perpendicular to a cube [source: Cole].Researchers have used Einstein's ideas to determine whether we can travel through time. While we can move in any direction in our 3-D world, we can only move forward in time. Thus, traveling to the past has been deemed near-impossible, though some researchers still hold out hope for finding wormholes that connect to different sections of space-time [source: Goudarzi].If we can't use the fourth dimension to time travel, and if we can't even see the fourth dimension, then what's the point of knowing about it? Understanding these higher dimensions is of importance to mathematicians and physicists because it helps them understand the world. String theory, for example, relies upon at least 10 dimensions to remain viable [source: Groleau]. For these researchers, the answers to complex problems in the 3-D world may be found in the next dimension -- and beyond.Life is what YOU make it, Most just try and fake it...
 Posts: 13,644 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 4/1/2015 4:18:32 PMPosted: 2 years agoThe fourth dimension is simply time, no big deal.Marrying a 6 year old and waiting until she reaches puberty and maturity before having consensual sex is better than walking up to a stranger in a bar and proceeding to have relations with no valid proof of the intent of the person. Muhammad wins. ~ Fatihah If they don't want to be killed then they have to subdue to the Islamic laws. - Uncung There would be peace if you obeyed us.~Uncung Without God, you are lower than sh!t. ~ SpiritandTruth
 Posts: 1,309 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 4/1/2015 6:56:04 PMPosted: 2 years agoThat is correct in part.I brought the topic up as I spend a good part of my TIME in the so called dimensions beyond the 3 known and visible.Say that I AM a head case or a nut job?That makes sense from a superstitious view point.You can't get to where religion and science claim they are heading by way of the wide highway of superstition.Take away the superstitious blindfold and the so called 4th dimension is where it has always been is and will always be.You superstitious minded people are missing out on so much. I view it as Heaven on earth.The better understanding a person has of the deceptions and lies called good the better understanding of the illusions of time and space.There is a ONE TRUTH that most deny and reject.Well I AM going back out to play in my yard and listen to the birds sing.I might just go and bend a bit of time as it is always a most interesting experience.Just have to "tune in and tune out"...Life is what YOU make it, Most just try and fake it...
 Posts: 590 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 4/1/2015 7:11:31 PMPosted: 2 years agoAt 4/1/2015 6:56:04 PM, Electric-Eccentric wrote:That is correct in part.I brought the topic up as I spend a good part of my TIME in the so called dimensions beyond the 3 known and visible.Say that I AM a head case or a nut job?That makes sense from a superstitious view point.You can't get to where religion and science claim they are heading by way of the wide highway of superstition.Take away the superstitious blindfold and the so called 4th dimension is where it has always been is and will always be.You superstitious minded people are missing out on so much. I view it as Heaven on earth.The better understanding a person has of the deceptions and lies called good the better understanding of the illusions of time and space.There is a ONE TRUTH that most deny and reject.Well I AM going back out to play in my yard and listen to the birds sing.I might just go and bend a bit of time as it is always a most interesting experience.Just have to "tune in and tune out"...Have you made it to the 10th dimension yet? That's one trippy place. Infinite infinities.
 Posts: 1,309 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 4/1/2015 9:08:20 PMPosted: 2 years agoI don't believe in any theories be they made of string or cheeze.I brought it up just in case others might be interested in the deep parts of the rabbit hole and the realm beyond the blinders of superstition.Many may make claims that seem way out there or delusional within their limited superstitious understanding and viewpoints.Religious writings of old and bits of some scientific theories have bits of the bigger Truth in some of them. Problem is that old superstition gets in the way of a fair and honest opinion. If a person deceives and lies to themselves, they will also do that to others.There are many odd, weird and mysterious "things" that can happen when other dimensions are involved.People that have a problem grasping a 3 dimensional world haven't much of a chance of understanding much beyond that.Superstitious people are not sure how to deal with and handle a person such as myself. I tell you straight out who and what I AM. and the confused popular mindset can't understand what I AM about as the deceived put most of their effort into keeping the illusions of deceptions and lies called good a reality. As it is all they have.I expose the illusions that the deceived try and protect with their "lives".If someone can point out where I may be superstious, please do proceed.Life is what YOU make it, Most just try and fake it...
 Posts: 1,369 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 4/1/2015 9:27:10 PMPosted: 2 years agoWell, ignoring your egocentric rants I can report here that I've experienced a definite different "time" than our normal perception of it in that I went through a three day period when I could actually "see" how past events conditioned present ones in a strangely religious way. I was an atheist for decades before this three day experience of what I am sure is the state of mind called by Hindus "maya", seeing the world as illusion. And it is seen as illusion because how else do synchronicity events happen and that's what this was, a three day and night non-stop experiences of synchronicity events, and all of them pointing to religious concepts, mental epiphanies in my mind at night and seeing their core ideas, even words coming out of the mouths of my family, friends, anything I picked up to read, any TV show dialogues, Everything was somehow tuned into my specific mentality. And remember, this was happening to an atheist who had no use for religion in his life, got along fine without it for decades. Non-stop synchronicity events cannot happen in a random chance universe following the normal arrow of time. But they do happen, and happen far more frequently than most people realize. Talk with your friends and family to verify this about their synchronicity experiences. What comes out of this experience of maya is that Everything is Connected, Everything. We build in buffers and means to ignore the interconnections because they truly would drive us nuts if we actually saw them like maya experiences show them, overwhelmed by sheer numbers of them happening all the time and we never see it. It's good that we never do as I was Soooo glad to "come down" from that state of mind which changed me forever but cannot be held as such, it's just too, well, frightening as it destroys your notion of reality and you see this world literally as Shakespeare said it as a Grand Play in which we all are actors acting out archetypal dramas in our "normal" lives, to what purpose? God consciousness and our roles in God's Plan.