invertin wrote:I AM ANGRY NOW
TIME IS NOT THE FOURTH DIMENSION
IT IS NOT A DIMENSION AT ALL
DIMENSIONS ARE DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS THAT YOU CAN MEASURE SOMETHING IN, E.G HEIGHT, LENGTH
TIME IS NOT A DIRECTION
YOU CAN PUT TWO OBJECTS NEXT TO EACHOTHER TO MAKE THE TOTAL SIZE TALLER OR LONGER OR SOMETHING, BUT YOU CAN'T PUT TWO OBJECTS TOGETHER TO MAKE THEM TIMIER
THE HYPERCUBE IS A FOUR DIMENSIONAL OBJECT, IT DOES NOT TRAVEL THROUGH TIME
Arg. People keep pulling me back to retort.
Watch the video I posted at 3:00.
You could say that it is impossible to make things 'timier', but that is only because we see the world in 3 dimensions. We don't see the world in 4 all at one time, in fact, it is impossible. However, just as 3d is an infinite number of flat instances of a 2d plane (You have to agnowledge that), you can say 4d time is just a vast number of instances of a 3d world.
If you viewed the world in 4 dimensions, you would see everything all at once overlapping each other (only overlapping in the 3d sense).
"Wait!" "How can everything possibly be like that? You can't just view time all at once!"
Ah, but you yourself would also be 4 dimensional, so you would have some way of maneuvering through all the instances of the 3d world, moving through the 5th dimension as though it were time (maybe, not sure on that). I can't think much further that this, it's too hard to imagine the 5th dimension.
And as for the hypercubes. Hypercubes are just a 3 dimensional representation of a 4 dimensional cube.
A projection of a tesseract (into three dimensional space)
I honestly really don't quite understand the logic of this (I'm not a physicist), but I can guess that a 4 dimensional cube (in 4 dimensional space) would have to have each vertex of the cube be connected to 4 other vertices all at right angles, meaning that it would be folded in upon itself (a normal 3d cube has only 3 connections at right angles). The images in 3d space are merely the projections into 3d space.
Maybe that made sense, it's a bit difficult to explain. The video explains it very well if you watch it through.
I'm going to say that in a century, most of religion will be no longer practiced. Numbers of church goers are becoming increasingly low, mostly being the older generations, so given a hundred years, it will be gone.
Obviously, you can see I take the scientific approach.