# INTARESTIN DISCUSSHINS

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Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
There are 10 dimensions, I just learned this.
That is all.
 ≡ 2010 Nov 18 at 13:41 PST
Mate de Vita
Kelli

2008 Oct 4 • 2453
159 ₧
Rockbomb said:
There are 10 dimensions, I just learned this.
That is all.

There is an infinite number of dimensions.
...and that's the bottom line because Mate de Vita said so.
 ≡ 2010 Nov 18 at 13:44 PST
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Mate de Vita said:
Rockbomb said:
There are 10 dimensions, I just learned this.
That is all.

There is an infinite number of dimensions.

No, there are 10.
Sick vid
 ≡ 2010 Nov 18 at 13:56 PST
Mate de Vita
Kelli

2008 Oct 4 • 2453
159 ₧
Rockbomb said:
Mate de Vita said:
Rockbomb said:
There are 10 dimensions, I just learned this.
That is all.

There is an infinite number of dimensions.

No, there are 10.

This is interesting and all but it's a physicist's way of looking at dimensions.
Any mathematician will tell you that you can have as many dimensions as you want.
...and that's the bottom line because Mate de Vita said so.
 ≡ 2010 Nov 18 at 14:14 PST
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Well I'm talkin' about physics, not math
And, as I see it, teleportation as well as time travel is definitely possible, according to that video.
 ≡ 2010 Nov 18 at 14:35 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
According to that video is the problem. There is a theory, like a framework, called String Theory. It purports that in some way the Universe has more spatial dimensions than we can easily observe. Some formulations say ten, others eleven, and there is one that says twenty-six, though only if you are rotating to the right.

Mate de Vita is being a bit sneaky, he was not necessarily talking about spatial dimensions. For instance, finite bodies, essentially anything of normal human size on Earth, live in a six-dimensional space. They have three co-ordinates describing their position relative to some origin and another three describing their rotation, relative to same. If you have two such objects, you can describe them in a twelve-dimensional space. Mathematicians also frequently consider objects in systems with many spatial degrees, it makes life interesting.

As another example, consider a quantum system where the end observation can be one of six different events. You can model that system with a six-dimensional vector, assigning probabilities to the different outcomes. If you then take this to any "normal" size, the end options are basically infinite, so you have an infinite-dimensional vector. This is also known as your run-of-the-mill function.
 ≡ 2010 Nov 18 at 16:50 PST
aaronjer

2005 Mar 21 • 4851
1,227 ₧
The problem is that there are people that just call themselves scientists and then start making shit up to get grants... or possibly fame... or maybe they're just crazy, I don't know. String Theory is a shining example of that.
 ≡ 2010 Nov 19 at 10:38 PST — Ed. 2010 Nov 19 at 10:38 PST
molkman
Owner of George Washington's Prototype Mittens

2005 May 2 • 2066
404 ₧
Also math is kind of science about stuff that has been created by humans, so you can basically make anything with it. It won't necessarily resemble reality though.
LET LOVE REIGN
 ≡ 2010 Nov 19 at 13:42 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
I disagree. There are some solid experimental claims for the basis of String Theory. However, much of it is based on conjecture and has little in the way of experimentally verifiable predictions.
 ≡ 2010 Nov 19 at 15:06 PST
aaronjer

2005 Mar 21 • 4851
1,227 ₧
String Theory is so unbelievably stupid I'm not even going to make any arguments against it. It'd be like arguing against the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Arguing against it would give it too much credit.
 ≡ 2010 Nov 20 at 00:36 PST
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
Isn't string theory the one that claims to link general relativity and special relativity??
 ≡ 2010 Nov 20 at 01:07 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
Special and general relativity are entirely consistent, it's quantum mechanics and general relativity that have issues.

In what way is it "stupid"? It's actually rather a neat idea at its core (particles behave like 1D strings trying to minimise the area of their worldsheets, which reflects the Principle of Least Action nicely), but sadly all sorts of things need to be added to make String Theory more consistent with our Universe. It also makes a whole bunch of predictions that are a bit... dodgy. Some very nice symmetries though.

I used to enjoy discussions with you AaronJer, but now you're not really trying. WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME ANY MORE YOU CAN BARELY LOOK AT ME
 ≡ 2010 Nov 20 at 09:13 PST
molkman
Owner of George Washington's Prototype Mittens

2005 May 2 • 2066
404 ₧
I wish I knew more about String Theory, DR, but I can't be your playmate here. SORRAY.
LET LOVE REIGN
 ≡ 2010 Nov 20 at 11:23 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
 ≡ 2010 Nov 20 at 11:25 PST
aaronjer

2005 Mar 21 • 4851
1,227 ₧
As I mentioned. I won't give it the credit of arguing about it, it's beneath me... and I'll argue about practically anything. Even the name is stupid. It's not a fucking theory. How do they even get off calling it that?
 ≡ 2010 Nov 20 at 19:06 PST
cloud_the_system

2010 Sep 16 • 51
what about the thiory of evoultion??
we can't stop here, this is bat country!
 ≡ 2010 Nov 20 at 19:56 PST
SolidKAYOS

2007 Jun 24 • 84
68 ₧
or the theory of shut the fuck up and stop hurting my head.
Make awkward sexual advances, not war.
Down Rodeo said:
Dammit, this was the one place that didn't have this, but noooooo, molkman pisses all over that
 ≡ 2010 Nov 21 at 01:14 PST
melloyellow582
The Original Portmanteau

2005 Mar 21 • 12861
666 ₧
cloud_the_system said:
thiory of evoultion??

cloud_the_system said:
thiory of evoultion??

cloud_the_system said:
thiory of evoultion??

cloud_the_system said:
thiory of evoultion??

cloud_the_system said:
thiory of evoultion??
 ≡ 2010 Nov 21 at 02:10 PST
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 583
295 ₧
Rockbomb said:
Mate de Vita said:
Rockbomb said:
There are 10 dimensions, I just learned this.
That is all.

There is an infinite number of dimensions.

No, there are 10.
Sick vid

I really like how you back up your knowledge with a youtube video.
Today's post brought to you by the letter: "heck".
 ≡ 2010 Nov 21 at 04:14 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
In science, if you want to be technical, there are no theories. But /thread.
 ≡ 2010 Nov 21 at 04:32 PST
Mate de Vita
Kelli

2008 Oct 4 • 2453
159 ₧
Down Rodeo said:

Right.
Now, where were we? Oh, right:
Down Rodeo said:
However, we are sneaky physicists. We set a detector covering one hole - imagine a detector exactly covering the hole in the image above, between the mask and the screen. What happens now?

Someone?
...and that's the bottom line because Mate de Vita said so.
 ≡ 2010 Nov 21 at 04:44 PST — Ed. 2010 Nov 21 at 04:44 PST
cloud_the_system

2010 Sep 16 • 51
SolidKAYOS said:
or the theory of shut the fuck up and stop hurting my head.

if u cant understand simple mispleeings then their is soemtinhng wirong wiht you
we can't stop here, this is bat country!
 ≡ 2010 Nov 21 at 05:29 PST
SolidKAYOS

2007 Jun 24 • 84
68 ₧
cloud_the_system said:
SolidKAYOS said:
or the theory of shut the fuck up and stop hurting my head.

if u cant understand simple mispleeings then their is soemtinhng wirong wiht you

Oh it wasnt towards you. I understood you. Its everything els.
Make awkward sexual advances, not war.
Down Rodeo said:
Dammit, this was the one place that didn't have this, but noooooo, molkman pisses all over that
 ≡ 2010 Nov 21 at 11:16 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
No takers? Any guesses? Anyone understand what's going on?
 ≡ 2010 Nov 21 at 17:54 PST
Mate de Vita
Kelli

2008 Oct 4 • 2453
159 ₧
SolidKAYOS said:
cloud_the_system said:
SolidKAYOS said:
or the theory of shut the fuck up and stop hurting my head.

if u cant understand simple mispleeings then their is soemtinhng wirong wiht you

Oh it wasnt towards you. I understood you. Its everything els.

You know, if it hurts your brains, there's a very simple cure for that. It's called Don't read it.

Down Rodeo said:
No takers? Any guesses? Anyone understand what's going on?

Not really, no.
...and that's the bottom line because Mate de Vita said so.
 ≡ 2010 Nov 22 at 08:17 PST
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