Thursday, October 04, 2007

Physical Geometry

Here is a guy who has a different geometrical explanation of Space-Time from the one I have been thinking about. My hypothesis says there are six space dimensions and one of time. George Sparling has a little different idea.

In a recent study, mathematician George Sparling of the University of Pittsburgh examines a fundamental question pondered since the time of Pythagoras, and still vexing scientists today: what is the nature of space and time? After analyzing different perspectives, Sparling offers an alternative idea: space-time may have six dimensions, with the extra two being time-like.
Just a little something to bend your mind in a pretzel when politics gets too heavy. There are some pretty diagrams at George's site, so go have a look.

1 comment:

Snake Oil Baron said...

Not being a physicist (or even near being a physicist) I have little to add but bits and pieces that I have read in the popular scientific press but there do seem to be some benefits to having at least 2 dimensions of time. Self causality is one that I have heard mentioned; where an object or entity like God or the Universe or a flying spaghetti monster can be the cause of its own creation. There are also supposed to be some benefits in avoiding singularities at the big bang and in black holes but that is something you would need to speak to Stephen Hawking about.