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21 Feb 2014, 10:05 pm

I cannot understand the 6th dimension. Can anyone here explain it to me?

I understand the 5th dimension as something we experience a "line" of. So, we should experience a "dot" of the 6th...but, what is the rest?



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21 Feb 2014, 11:16 pm

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I cannot understand the 6th dimension. Can anyone here explain it to me?

I understand the 5th dimension as something we experience a "line" of. So, we should experience a "dot" of the 6th...but, what is the rest?


Six dimensions of string theory allow for Calabri-Yoa manifolds.

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22 Feb 2014, 11:27 am

There was a video on this kind of stuff somewhere.

Very mind bending. It went well beyond the 6th dimension.



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22 Feb 2014, 5:46 pm

String theory actually calls for ten or eleven dimensions, but most of them curl up on themselves and are undetectable. Therefore, most of string theory is nonfalsifiable, and useless until it produces testable predictions.


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23 Feb 2014, 10:56 am

DeaconBlues wrote:
String theory actually calls for ten or eleven dimensions, but most of them curl up on themselves and are undetectable. Therefore, most of string theory is nonfalsifiable, and useless until it produces testable predictions.


Some physicists have raised strong objections to String Theory because of its lack of empirical corroboration. Lee Smollin has written a book on the subject: The Trouble with Physics. To many theoretical physicists have taken the position that mathematical elegance and beauty is an indicator of truth. This is medieval nonsense. only genuine empirical testing can establish a physical theory provisionally.

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23 Feb 2014, 2:22 pm

Thin Thread Theory?