posted on Apr, 19 2004 @ 11:42 AM
Check out this guys webpage for more info on your 2-d meets 3-d analysis.. this guy knows his stuff!
A Carp, A Pond and HyperSpace
When I was a child, I used to visit the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco. I would spend hours fascinated by the carp, who lived in a very shallow
pond just inches beneath the lily pads, just beneath my fingers, totally oblivious to the universe above them.
I would ask myself a question only a child could ask: what would it be like to be a carp? What a strange world it would be! I imagined that the pond
would be an entire universe, one that is two-dimensional in space. The carp would only be able to swim forwards and backwards, and left and right. But
I imagined that the concept of "up", beyond the lily pads, would be totally alien to them. Any carp scientist daring to talk about "hyperspace",
i.e. the third dimension "above" the pond, would immediately be labelled a crank.
I wondered what would happen if I could reach down and grab a carp scientist and lift it up into hyperspace. I thought what a wondrous story the
scientist would tell the others! The carp would babble on about unbelievable new laws of physics: beings who could move without fins. Beings who could
breathe without gills. Beings who could emit sounds without bubbles. I then wondered: how would a carp scientist know about our existence? One day it
rained, and I saw the rain drops forming gentle ripples on the surface of the pond. ... continue > >
This type of thing is extraordinarily interesting! That we may be living 'next' to or 'below' a higher dimentional world.... You can check out
my Elegant Universe post over in Sci/Tech if you care to delve deeper...