Extract: Ten dimensions (and how it works) :-)

On February 4, 2015 3:55 PM, "Stephen Williamson" wrote:

Subject: Ten dimensions (and how it works) :-)

Hi all

Thanks for the chat at Maccas this morning Chris, Dave, John. Ok, here are some simple introductory facts and scriptures , yep, from my perspective :-)

Firstly, what are the space - time dimensions (or measurements)?

The zero dimension is a single (invisible) point.

1 dimension – measures a line.

2 dimensions – measures an area.

3 dimensions - ok, so now we have depth, so we can not only measure it, we can see it, taste it, touch it, walk around it, etc, etc :-)

4 dimensions – it includes a measurement of time, a point in time.

All these measurements are of course a human construct, based on our human, somewhat fleshly perception of space and time.

And at the sub-atomic level in quantum physics, it is theorised that very small particles live in a ten dimensional world (plus that eleventh dimension of time). Most of these tiny particles are "curled up" in tiny spaces we can't see, hence our inability to describe them.

String Theory
Extract from www.universetoday.com

On a related subject click here for the wormhole (tunnel), also referred to as the Einstein–Rosen bridge, first coined in 1957 by John Wheeler as a speculative structure linking disparate points in spacetime.

We are aware of the three dimensions that surround us on a daily basis - those that define the length, width, and depth of all objects we perceive (the x, y, and z axes, respectively). The theoretical framework of "string theory", aka superstring theory, posits that the universe exists in ten different dimensions.

  1. The first dimension, as already noted, is that which gives it length (aka. the x-axis). A good description of a one-dimensional object is a straight line, which exists only in terms of length and has no other discernible qualities.
  2. Add to it a second dimension, the y-axis (or height), and you get an object that becomes a 2-dimensional shape (like a square).
  3. The third dimension involves depth (the z-axis), and gives all objects a sense of area and a cross-section. The perfect example of this is a cube, which exists in three dimensions and has a length, width, depth, and hence volume.
  4. It is posited that the fourth dimension is time, which governs the properties of all known matter at any given point. Along with the three other dimensions, knowing an objects position in time is essential to plotting its position in the universe.
  5. According to Superstring Theory, the fifth and sixth dimensions are where the notion of possible worlds arises. If we could see on through to the fifth dimension, we would see a world slightly different from our own that would give us a means of measuring the similarity and differences between our world and other possible ones.
  6. In the sixth, we would see a plane of possible worlds, where we could compare and position all the possible universes that start with the same initial conditions as this one (i.e. the Big Bang). In theory, if you could master the fifth and sixth dimension, you could travel back in time or go to different futures.
  7. In the seventh dimension, you have access to the possible worlds that start with different initial conditions. Whereas in the fifth and sixth, the initial conditions were the same and subsequent actions were different, here, everything is different from the very beginning of time.
  8. The eighth dimension again gives us a plane of such possible universe histories, each of which begins with different initial conditions and branches out infinitely.
  9. In the ninth dimension, we can compare all the possible universe histories, starting with all the different possible laws of physics and initial conditions.
  10. In the tenth and final dimension, we arrive at the point in which everything possible and imaginable is covered, which makes it the natural limitation of what we can conceive in terms of dimensions.

The fact that we can perceive only four dimensions of space can be explained by one of two mechanisms: either the extra dimensions are compactified on a very small scale, or else our world may live on a 3-dimensional submanifold corresponding to a brane, on which all known particles besides gravity would be restricted (aka. brane theory).

A 0-brane is a zero-dimensional object, a point; a 1-brane is a one-dimensional object, a string; a 2-brane is a two-dimensional object, a membrane; and a p-brane is a p-dimensional object, for values of p up to 9.

So what should be our perception, according to scripture ?

Firstly, God is a spirit (pneuma) - the Greek word for wind, you can feel it, you can hear it, but can have difficulty telling about its origin or its destination. Yes, God hides himself.

Isaiah 45:15 Truly you are a God that hides yourself (keeps yourself secret), O God of Israel, the Saviour.

John 3:8 The wind (spirit) blows where it intends, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell from where it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

God is light (we define this outwardly as electro-magnetic radiation - "waves" like visible water). God is a consuming fire.
And inwardly, in the Kingdom of Heaven, it refers to God’s word, freely given, freely revealed. And frequently humbling, yes, but always letting God’s people know what to do, where to go.

Psalms 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.

Isaiah 8:19-20 (Should not a people seek) To the law and to the testimony (repeated, again and again): if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereto you do well that you take heed, as to a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

God is love. God's word became flesh (and blood) at the appointed time, and God’s Son, in obedience to the Father through the Holy Spirit, shed his blood (without sound, as a sheep being shorn) and showed God’s love for us all. Ok, the scientists (and Nachmanides) tend to struggle on this metaphysical concept, it involves the Trinity :-)

The Gospel According to Saint John

Chapter 6

The Jews then grumbled around him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.

And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he says, I came down from heaven?

Jesus therefore answered and said to them, Do not grumble among yourselves.

No man can come to me, except the Father who has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up on the last day.

It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. All therefore, hearing of the Father, and learning, come to me.

Not that any man has beheld the Father, except the one who is of God, he has beheld the Father.

Blessings all Steve

Stephen Williamson Computing Services Pty Ltd

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