From: Dagon Gmail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Mar 25 2007 - 05:11:01 MDT
Yah, who knows, time may progress diagonally across a dimension 3+n.
Or it may even spiral or go in a circle.
On 3/25/07, Psy Kosh <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 3/23/07, Robin Lee Powell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > The whole thing with referring to time, eroneously, as the 4th
> > dimension comes from certain things being easier to graph that way,
> > but other than that, it's simply rubbish.
> > -Robin
> Well, it is a bit more than that. In relativity, it isn't clearcut
> what is time and what is space. That is, what one observer measures as
> a purely spacial or purely temporal interval, another observer would
> measure as some combination theirof, even though they'd both agree on
> the magnitude of the interval, as determined by the metric (in flat
> spacetime that being the minkowski metric)
> So saying it is pure rubbish is perhaps a bit much.
> Talking about anything as "the" fourth dimension is questionable. But
> saying that spacetime is four dimensional, and that one can't really
> meaningfully seperate the space and time dimensions unambiguously is a
> whole other thing.
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