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Icarus

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Yes, 11-dimensional super gravity.

I used to be into this, and I used to understand this. Then, I started doing drugs. Regardless, string theory is very interesting. If I remembered any of it, I'd try to converse about it.

I should read up.
 

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I've seen that show,it's pretty cool. If infuct it is proven it's possible to understand our physics history in a whole new way.
I don't remember the exact story,but the theory of it all is pretty mindblowing.

It's something on the lines of things millions of times smaller than atoms.
Me thinks.
 

Icarus

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gehtfuct said:
I've seen that show,it's pretty cool. If infuct it is proven it's possible to understand our physics history in a whole new way.
I don't remember the exact story,but the theory of it all is pretty mindblowing.

It's something on the lines of things millions of times smaller than atoms.
Me thinks.

It's a vital part of M-Theory, a set of theories that all relate to one another in extremely strange and wonderful ways and could soon lead to a quantum theory of gravity.

Hyperstrings, world-sheets, it's all interesting. I'm going to read a couple books before winter break is over.
 

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if you really want to think about it.. theres really a limitless number of dimensions. To a 2-dimensional object (length and width, no height), something that has 3 dimensions that enters the 2 dimensional world would appear as an everchanging diameter of a circle. the 2 dimensional creature cannot fathom 3 dimensions, it knows nothing that it can compare the 3rd dimension to. Likewise, we have trouble viewing objects in 4 dimensions. But to a 4 dimensional creature, that is the world it lives in. and so forth. pretty trippy. I'm kinda drunk too.
 

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tbsrk said:
if you really want to think about it.. theres really a limitless number of dimensions. To a 2-dimensional object (length and width, no height), something that has 3 dimensions that enters the 2 dimensional world would appear as an everchanging diameter of a circle. the 2 dimensional creature cannot fathom 3 dimensions, it knows nothing that it can compare the 3rd dimension to. Likewise, we have trouble viewing objects in 4 dimensions. But to a 4 dimensional creature, that is the world it lives in. and so forth. pretty trippy. I'm kinda drunk too.

You got all the way to 4 bud... still 7 to go. It all seems really cool, that show rocked. :thumbsup:
 

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brainwashmonkey said:
All I have to say it WTF... I am watching a PBS Nova special on the String Theory... something about Physics and there actually being 11 dimensions. Sounds cool.

It is very cool, Im so thankfull that I dont have any more physics or chem classes to take!

If I remember correctly, they are just getting around to proving that the string theory is mathematically possible?

I dont think there are infinite dimensions though, everything has a beggining and an end, even if we are to dumb to figure it out.
 

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We exist in three dimensions - length, width, and height - all of which we can manipulate in most cases. We can observe the effects of the fourth dimension - time - but cannot manipulate it. Anything beyond that is ether non-existant, or is completely incomprehensible by anyone.
 

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ferengi74656 said:
We exist in three dimensions - length, width, and height - all of which we can manipulate in most cases. We can observe the effects of the fourth dimension - time - but cannot manipulate it. Anything beyond that is ether non-existant, or is completely incomprehensible by anyone.

At the moment.
 

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dustinzgirl said:
It is very cool, Im so thankfull that I dont have any more physics or chem classes to take!

If I remember correctly, they are just getting around to proving that the string theory is mathematically possible?

I dont think there are infinite dimensions though, everything has a beggining and an end, even if we are to dumb to figure it out.

After reading your statement, I delved into that link I gave and found a time-line... here is the quote found, and the link.


 

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Broken said:
Thanks BWM I fixed the link!

Yeah, I coulda just copied and pasted, but.... I'm lazy... all my energy is in another dimension. :confused:

*Edit* BTW, I visited that site, read a couple of threads, and got a brain hemmorhage. :thumbsdn:
 

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brainwashmonkey said:
Yeah, I coulda just copied and pasted, but.... I'm lazy... all my energy is in another dimension. :confused:

*Edit* BTW, I visited that site, read a couple of threads, and got a brain hemmorhage. :thumbsdn:

:thumbsdn: You diss the site! Well It was nice knowin ya.:mfinger:
 

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The fraction of what we know of the universe is something like ((((((10^-10)^10)^1000000000000000000000000000000)^10000000000000000000)^repeat 100000000000000000000000times)^100000000000000000000000) in street words, we don't know shit

did that make any sense?
 

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Rage against said:
The fraction of what we know of the universe is something like ((((((10^-10)^10)^1000000000000000000000000000000)^10000000000000000000)^repeat 100000000000000000000000times)^100000000000000000000000) in street words, we don't know shit

did that make any sense?
Almost. You left out a zero.
 

dustinzgirl

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Rage against said:
The fraction of what we know of the universe is something like ((((((10^-10)^10)^1000000000000000000000000000000)^10000000000000000000)^repeat 100000000000000000000000times)^100000000000000000000000) in street words, we don't know shit

did that make any sense?


Actually, Max is incorrect, you have one too many zeros.