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Re: Alien/Human Relations, Version 2 [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #2313893 - 02/08/04 11:10 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Well no, because we quite obviously do not live in two dimensions. I am 5'7 in height...if we were 2-D I would have no height at all, only length and width.

For the sake of the argument, I am imagining the skin of the soap bubble to have zero thickness...that is, it is a truely 2-D surface with no height.

However, we already do use the surface of the Earth as a rough analogy of a 2-D universe. When you tell someone you are going to meet them...how often do you provide them with coordinates above/below sea level? :smirk:


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Re: Alien/Human Relations, Version 2 [Re: trendal]
    #2314002 - 02/08/04 12:35 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

"For the sake of the argument, I am imagining the skin of the soap bubble to have zero thickness...that is, it is a truely 2-D surface with no height."

K, this clears it up.. I interpretted the first post about it as if you were suggesting the beings on the surface of the bubble were like us, or something. heh. I dunno.


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Re: Alien/Human Relations, Version 2 [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #2314997 - 02/08/04 06:29 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

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JacquesCousteau said:
"For the sake of the argument, I am imagining the skin of the soap bubble to have zero thickness...that is, it is a truely 2-D surface with no height."

K, this clears it up.. I interpretted the first post about it as if you were suggesting the beings on the surface of the bubble were like us, or something. heh. I dunno.




either way, you can apply this example to a 5D universe, when we exist in 4d spacetime, and yes, it's something we may not be able to fully comprehend, but it's the same idea...


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Re: Alien/Human Relations, Version 2 [Re: nubious]
    #2315204 - 02/08/04 08:12 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Bingo :wink:

It is much more productive to try and visualize things with fewer dimensions than our own spacetime than it is to attempt at visualizing more dimensions.


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