posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 03:58 AM
Seems completely plausible to me.
In fact...if you assume the existence of a extra couple physical dimensions, the existence of intelligent life in a few of them seems pretty much
inevitable to me.
Let's distance ourselves from the popularized hollywood notion of "dimension" and look at it another way. Let's think of them mathematically. You,
at your keyboard right now are aware of three spatial dimensions. There are three pairs of "directions" that you can move in. Up and down, side to
side, forward and back.
Now...when I say "a couple extra dimensions" that implies a lot more than you might first suspect. Let's pretend for a moment that we can only
observe one dimension. You can travel, say...forward and back only. There is no "side" or "up" for you to view or travel through. You could live
your entire life in such conditions and never think twice about it.
What happens if we add a single dimension?
You are now able to observe and travel forward and back, as well as left and right. How much more "space" has become available to you? Infinitely
more. By adding a single dimension, you do not merely gain a single duplicate of the available space, but infinitely many more along on axis.
The same is true when going from two to three dimensions, as well as three to four, etc. And, I am aware of no reason to think that there is any
reason to believe that there are only three dimensions in this universe available to be observed spatially.
Us humans sitting here in this space wondering if there might be other intelligences in that extra dimensional space would be a lot like a character
on a single page of a book wondering if there might be other characters somewhere outside the page where he couldn't see them.
Not aware of the 300+ other pages in the book.
Not aware that the book is in a library.